GOP on top, state Senate elects leaders

Lamoureux put at helm after Democrats lose seats

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 1:32 a.m.

Sen. Larry Teague (left), DNashville, talks with new state Senate Pro Tempore Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, in the Senate chamber Thursday. Teague will be co-chairman of the joint Budget Committee.

The Arkansas Senate on Thursday elected Senate Republican Whip Michael Lamoureux of Russellville as its leader for 2013 and 2014 — two days after Republicans won control of the chamber for the first time since Reconstruction.

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