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Election results might shake up leadership in Pa. legislature

State lawmakers return to Harrisburg this week for closed-door caucus leadership elections, and the results might shake up who leads legislative Democrats for the next two years.

Republicans, who expanded their ranks in last week’s general election, are unlikely to see major leadership change, aides said. But it could be a reckoning for Democrats, who suffered losses as Republican Donald Trump took Pennsylvania on his path to the presidency.

House Democrats will begin next session with 81 members, their lowest total since 1957-58 after losing four seats — all in Western Pennsylvania. House Republicans number 122.

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