With the West Virginia Governor switching parties to Republican from Democrat, the Republicans control the state legislatures and the statehouses in 26 states. The Democrats control the state legislatures and statehouses in 5 states. (The Connecticut Senate is evenly divided.) The Republicans have 35 governorships, and the Democrats now have fifteen governorships. Republicans control the legislature in 32 states to 18 for the Democrats. The Republicans control 67 of the 98 state legislative chambers. (Nebraska has a unicameral state legislature which is officially nonpartisan, but which is heavily controlled by Republican nonpartisans.) Political success often is ephemeral in the US, but the big political story thus far in this country in the twenty-first century is the collapse of the Democrat party on the state level, rendering it largely a coastal party.