- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Republicans have strengthened their grip on the Alabama Statehouse.

The GOP, which already held a supermajority in Montgomery, picked up additional seats in Tuesday’s election.

Republican defeated several Democratic incumbents and will hold 72 of 105 seats in the House of Representatives, according to unofficial returns. Senate Republicans won two open seats formerly held by Democrats and will hold at least 25

A veteran Democrat is facing possible defeat in the single Senate seat that remained undecided Wednesday morning.

Seven-term state senator Roger Bedford of Russellville trailed by 60 votes to Republican Larry Stutts. The race will likely trigger an automatic recount.

Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard won re-election despite his indictment on multiple felony ethics charges.

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