Utah’s Congressional Seats Could be All-Republican for First Time Since 1999

If, as expected, Republicans win control of Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat, it will be the first time since 1999 that Utah has had a single-party delegation in Congress.

Smart Politics says¬†there are currently 11 states where one party controls all of the Congressional seats, but that number is expected to rise this year. Jim Matheson’s retirement makes a GOP takeover of that seat likely, and the GOP could win control of all the seats in West Virginia as well – something they haven’t done since 1920.

There are currently 11 multi-member, single-party U.S. House delegations in the 113th Congress, and that number is likely to increase in 2015.

Republicans currently hold all 18 U.S. House seats in Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma (as well as at-large seats in Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming).

Democrats, meanwhile, are the lone face of all 22 seats in Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island (plus at-large seats in Delaware and Vermont).

Overall, 11 percent of the nation’s lower legislative chamber is comprised of single-party delegations, or 47 of the 435 seats.