From The Hill:
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again. While many look at control of Congress as the biggest story of the 2010 elections, it’s likely that state legislative races across the nation and some Florida ballot measures will end up having more impact on party and other political fortunes in the long run.
The parties that control the legislatures after the 2010 elections and census will be masters of the redistricting process in many states, deciding which party is advantaged when legislative and congressional lines are redrawn for the next decade. And in Florida, where competing ballot measures pit supposed reformers against insiders who have dueling amendments on the ballot to tailor the districting process, the stakes are already high and evident, months before the election.