Quorum within reach of Indiana Senate Republicans

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October 27, 2010

Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Senate Republicans are holding their breath for Tuesday, November 2, when they could potentially gain their coveted 34th seat. If the majority count bumps up one, Republicans then have a quorum, which the Indiana Constitution defines as "the two thirds majority needed to do business."[1] The Republicans could then conduct sessions without a single Democrat present.

Historically, the last quorum in the Indiana Senate was during the 1981/1982 session. During that session, the GOP held 35 seats and the Democrats held 15 seats.

Republicans have held the majority in the Indiana State Senate for the last 32 years, which has given them the upper hand in redistricting. The district maps are set to be drawn again next year.


Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 10
     Republican Party 40
Total 50


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