The real battleground is not so much the battle for control of Congress this fall, although that is important. The REAL battleground is going to be for control of state houses. Why? 2010 was a census year. Soon the state legislatures will redraw the lines of Congressional Districts. Some seats will become more competitive, some will become "safe seats" for one party or the other. Over time, this can have an effect on the make up of Congress. Gerrymandering will effect some seats this time. In 1990, Democrats had a resounding majority and redrew the lines to benefit their party. In 2000, Republicans had a slight edge and took back some of those gains. As it stands now, there is a Democrat high watermark. Unless Republicans can make inroads in state legislature control, the 2012 campaign season will not be as fruitful for them as it might be. This is definitely an area for political junkies to watch as election seasons roll around in 2010 and 2011.