Oklahoma One Of Top Legislative Battleground States

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 6:08 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The National Council of State Legislatures says Oklahoma is one of the top ten battleground states as Democrats and Republicans fight for control of legislative seats.

The council's list specifically identifies the Oklahoma Senate, where Democrats hold a 26-to-22 advantage after Senator Nancy Riley of Tulsa changed her registration from Republican to Democrat earlier this month.

Republicans hope to gain the majority because all seven term-limited senators are Democrats.

Other key legislative contests listed by the NCSL this year include the Colorado House and Senate, Indiana House, Maine House and Senate, Minnesota House, Montana House and North Carolina House.