In area legislative contests, Democrats emerged victorious in six races for open seats, one of which had been in Republican hands. Meanwhile, several of the party’s incumbents fended off stiff challenges from Republicans, and all 18 facing opposition held on to their seats. But the GOP picked up a seat in an open race and saw both of its incumbents facing challengers prevail.
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