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GOP Expected To Keep Control Of State Legislature

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Voters will decide whether to give 53 incumbents another term in the legislature. 

While, traditionally, incumbents have the advantage because they have more money and name recognition, this election could see some changes.

A July SoonerPoll showed 52 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of the state Legislature.

It's that view that led to a record number of people running for seats. 

About 30 people ran under the umbrella of the “Teacher Caucus," a group of current and former educators, administrators and in some cases spouses of educators. 

On the Senate side, nine people are running as part of the Teacher Caucus, most of them Republicans. On the House side, 10 are running, all but one are Democrats. 

But even with a clean sweep, the so called "Teacher caucus" won't lead to a power shift in the legislature.

Right now, Republicans hold a supermajority in the Legislature, with 39 of 48 Senate seats and 71 of 101 House seats.

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