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Mo. chamber touts success in legislative elections
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some Missouri business leaders are hoping that a newly enlarged Republican majority in the state House can help them enact their agenda.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry says 99 of the 103 candidates endorsed by its political action committee won election Tuesday to the state House and Senate.
Republicans already held a veto-proof majority in the Senate. As a result of Tuesday's votes, the GOP also will hold the two-thirds majority needed to override gubernatorial vetoes in the House.
Earlier this year, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a pair of bills backed by the chamber that would have changed workers' compensation laws and employment discrimination standards. Nixon said the bills would have been a step backward for workers' rights.