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November 6, 2014

Democrat Flips, GOP Gains Control of West Virginia State Senate

Election night resulted in Republican control of the West Virginia House of Representatives, and a a 17-17 tie for control of the State Senate. Republicans now control both chambers, however, after State Senator Daniel Hall switched his party affiliation yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time “in more than eight decades” that Republicans will control both houses of the state legislature.

The switch by Hall, who works as a financial advisor for Hallason LLC, creates an 18-16 Republican majority in the State Senate.

West Virginia Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas tells the Charleston Gazette that the new majority “will make it easier for members of the party to achieve goals related to legal reform.”

Read the full story here.

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