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Breaking news: Republicans take control of state House


Republicans take control of state House

HELENA (AP) — Republicans have swept Democrats out of the Montana House, with election returns indicating the GOP may have won as many as 68 of the chamber's 100 seats.

Observers say a national backlash that caused Democrats to lose the U.S. House has trickled down to the state legislative races.

Going into Tuesday's election, Democrats held organizational control of a House split evenly 50-50. The chamber has been managed under close margins for years.

With several races still too tight to call on Wednesday morning, it appeared Republicans will...

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