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Republicans Maintain Control of Wis. Legislature

Republicans Maintain Control of Wis. Legislature

Created: November 07, 2018 12:22 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans flipped a Democratic seat and held eight other key seats to maintain their majority in the state Senate.

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The GOP went into Election Day with an 18-15 advantage in the Senate. Thirteen seats were in play, including eight Republican seats. Democrats needed to hold their five seats and flip three GOP seats to win a 17-16 majority.

But Republicans held their eight seats and Andre Jacque defeated Democratic incumbent Caleb Frostman on Tuesday night to ensure the GOP maintains at least an 18-15 advantage.

Republicans held their majority in the Assembly as well. The GOP has controlled both houses of the Legislature since 2011.

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