House Dems await election results, eyeing GOP supermajority
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana House Democrats have picked up at least one seat in Tuesday's elections even as they await additional election results that could break the chamber's Republican supermajority.
Heading into Election Day, Republicans held supermajorities of more than two-thirds in both the Indiana House and the Senate, allowing them to pass bills even if all Democrats boycotted votes.
Democrats needed to gain four House seats to break that chamber's GOP supermajority.
They picked up one Tuesday and were leading in two other races, even as the outcome of a fourth race remained unclear Thursday because northwestern Indiana's Porter County still had not released any election results.
House Democrats voted Wednesday to replace Rep. Terry Goodin of Austin with Fort Wayne Rep. Phil GiaQuinta as their leader.
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