Missouri Republican Party officials said the party should be able to keep its majority in the state legislature
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Missouri Republican Party officials said the party should be able to keep its majority in the state legislature

Date: November 3, 2014
By: Nicole Shaddy
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri Republican Party believes they have a great chance to maintain their House majority in the election.
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Wrap: Missouri Republican Party Director Matt Wills said the party continued to campaign across the state the day before the election, but they like their chances to keep their super-majority in the House.

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Description: "I think they're outstanding. I, currently, currently holding that number where it is if if everything stay static where it is as of today then the super-majority is maintained."

Wills also said this majority would allow the party to work against Governor Nixon in the upcoming legislative session.

The Missouri Democratic Party did not respond for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy.

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The Missouri Republican Party said a House super-majority in the upcoming legislative session means the party could hold the governor accountable.
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Wrap: Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Matt Wills said he thinks the party has an outstanding chance to maintain its two-thirds super-majority in the House after the midterm election.

And he said this majority would allow House Republicans to push an agenda against Governor Nixon in the legislative session.

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Description: "Probably a broader sense of, uh, of really taking it and saying look, this governor has a reckless agenda and we're going that to uh hold that agenda in check and really put the people of Missouri first."

The Missouri Democratic Party did not respond for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy.

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The Missouri Republican Party Executive Director said a super-majority in the House after the election would send a message to Democratic officials.
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Wrap: Executive Director Matt Wills said the Republican Party should be able to keep its majority in the House after the election.

He said this majority would allow the party to push a legislative agenda against Governor Nixon.

And he said it would send a message to other members of the Democratic Party.

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Description: "I also think it sends a very clear message to the to those those to those like Claire McCaskill and Chris Koster who have higher office in their eyes."

The Missouri Democratic Party did not respond for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy.


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