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GOP Candidates Backed by Cop Unions Chip Into Dems' State Senate Majority

Posted 11/6/20

Republican State Senate candidates backed by a coalition of police unions appeared to have regained a number of seats the party lost two years ago, raising the likelihood that at least some of the police- and justice-reform legislation enacted since then will be revisited. 

As of Nov. 6, with absentee ballots still to be counted, Republicans looked poised to have gained at least six seats in the upper house, which would bring their total to 27. Should that number hold, Democrats will instead have to operate with a simple majority of 36, far from the veto-proof super-majority of 42 they had hoped for. 

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