Republicans hold majority in both state legislative branches
The outcomes of the State Senate and House races mean Republicans will hold a majority in both branches of the Montana State Legislature in 2013.
In the State House of Representatives, 37 Republican candidates have won and 24 are leading, versus 29 Democrats who have won and 10 who are leading. If those who are leading end up winning, the State House will have 68 Republican representatives and 32 Democrats.
In the State Senate, the Republicans hold a narrower majority, mostly because to a high number of Republican Senators were not up for re-election. Of the seats up for election, 7 were won by Republicans and 9 by Democrats.
There are also 6 Republicans and 4 Democrats leading in races that have not yet been called. If the candidates leading end up winning, there will be a total of 28 Republican Senators to 22 Democrats.
Story by Aniseh Hamour, Beartooth NBC.
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