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Texas Democrats made their first gain in the state Senate in a decade, AP reports, while picking up a probably three House seats.
That's short of a majority but will fuel another challenge to the leadership of Speaker Tom Craddick.
"The Texas House of Representatives will have a new speaker," said Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, who has filed the paperwork to become the House leader. "Bipartisanship has won a clear victory tonight."
Craddick spokeswoman Alexis DeLee disputed Keffer's prediction.
"It appears that Republicans have maintained a majority and we think that as long as we maintain a majority that he will remain speaker," DeLee said.
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