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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — While Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist duke it out for the governor’s position, there is no question that the GOP will maintain large majorities in both the state’s House and Senate.
The real question is just how large.
The Republicans are hoping to gain enough seats Tuesday to gain two-thirds majorities that would allow them to override any gubernatorial vetoes without Democratic help.
That would be especially important for the GOP if Crist defeats Scott.
The GOP has a 26-14 lead in the Senate and a 75-45 lead in the House. To flip the Senate, the GOP needs to flip one seat. In the House, it needs to flip five.
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