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Ala. GOP projected to take over House and Senate

WSFA 12 News projection of Ala. Statehouse seats WSFA 12 News projection of Ala. Statehouse seats

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama GOP is projected to take control of both the House and Senate for the first time in 136 years.

"I could not be more pleased with today's historic results," Rep. Mike Hubbard, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party said Tuesday evening. "There are many people who played an integral role in helping us to achieve this goal, including Governor Bob Riley, our hardworking staff who implemented our Campaign 2010 strategy, our donors who believed we would be successful and the candidates who made the decision to be a part of this historic election cycle.

Hubbard called it "an historic day" and said he looked forward to working with Governor-elect Dr. Robert Bentley.

Unofficial results indicate that the GOP will hold 60 of the House's 105 seats and 22 of the 35 Senate seats.

CLICK on the image to the right of this story to see a WSFA 12 News projection of the makeup of the Alabama Statehouse before and after the election.

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