Republicans made significant strides in both the State House of Representatives and Senate during the 2014 elections. The GOP won the Senate outright after Mark Miloscia beat Democrat Sherry Song to take the formerly Democrat controlled 30th District Senate seat. Republicans now hold 25 of 49 Senate seats and the Majority Coalition Caucus holds 26 with Democrat Tim Sheldon crossing over to caucus with Republicans. House Republicans also gained ground after several longtime Democratic incumbents fell to Republican challengers. In all, House Republicans picked four seats narrowing the Democratic majority to 51-47.