Republicans have re-gained a two-thirds majority in the Missouri House heading into a big showdown with Gov. Jay Nixon over his vetoes of tax breaks, abortion restrictions and other issues.
Republicans won two of the three special elections for vacant House seats Tuesday.
That will give them 110 House seats -- one more than the two-thirds majority required to override vetoes. Republicans already hold a two-thirds majority in the Senate.
The winners are expected to take office in time for the Sept. 10 veto session.
Republican Shawn Sisco, of Rolla, won in the 120th District while Republican Tila Hubrecht, of Dexter, won in the 151st District.
Democrat Alan Green, of Florissant, was leading in a special election for the 67th District.