Hawkins, Highland jockey for House majority leader


With the House tilting more conservative after Tuesday's election, Republicans Dan Hawkins and Ron Highland are campaigning to unseat moderate Don Hineman as the chamber's majority leader.

Conservatives appeared to have gained eight seats in the House Republican caucus after Tuesday's election, giving them a 53-33 edge over moderates in the chamber. It's a fluid margin that can change depending on the issue.

However, provisional ballots are still being counted, which potentially could change the outcome in a couple narrow races in . . .


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