Missouri Republicans claim veto-proof majority in state legislature

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 12:20 p.m. CST; updated 3:41 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Republicans have increased their control of the state legislature, apparently claiming the two-thirds majority needed to override gubernatorial vetoes.

Complete but unofficial returns show the GOP apparently will have 110 seats in the 163-member House. In the state Senate, Republicans maintained their veto-proof majority. But incumbent GOP Sen. Jim Lembke of St. Louis lost to Democratic challenger Scott Sifton.

Several sitting House members also lost their re-election bids.

State lawmakers were competing for the first time in redrawn districts based upon population changes from the 2010 census.


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