Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature

Nov 7, 2012

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Missouri Republicans have increased their control of the state Legislature, apparently claiming the two-thirds majority needed to override the governor's 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.