11/06/2014 10:26 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2014

Republicans Crush Democrats At State Level, Control Two-Thirds Of Legislatures Now

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On the eve of this week’s election, HBO comedian John Oliver delivered a hilarious reminder of how important -- yet ignored -- state legislatures are. Democratic donors didn’t seem to get the message, as they dumped almost 16 times more money into the party organization that waged a handful of Senate campaigns than into the organization that runs their national campaign for state legislatures.

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