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GOP retakes full control of Wis. state government

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Wisconsin Republicans have retaken full control of state government after claiming majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly.

Results from Tuesday's elections show that the GOP captured an open Senate seat and fended off challengers to four incumbents, giving Republicans a narrow majority in the Senate. Republicans easily maintained their majority in the Assembly.

With Republican Gov. Scott Walker in office, the party once again has full run of state government. And the ramifications are huge. With Democrats on the sidelines, Republicans will be able to pass any proposal without help from Democrats.

Republicans gained control of the governor's office, the Senate and the Assembly in 2010. Democrats had won a narrow Senate majority in June's recall elections, but Tuesday's election erased that edge.

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