GOP wins state House, Dems hold Senate

Lynn Bartels
The Denver Post

Senate Republicans went to bed thinking they had won control of both chambers in the legislature, but woke up this morning to find Democrats still in charge in the Senate.

Rep. Frank McNulty, a Highlands Ranch Republican who likely will be elected House Speaker, said he called Democrat gubernatorial winner John Hickenlooper this morning.

“We both agreed that now is the time for us to work together,” McNulty said.

McNulty has scheduled a press conference for later this morning at the Capitol.

On election night, Republicans said Bob Rankin was going to unseat Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, but she won with 832 votes.

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