RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Republicans will have a majority in both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly, taking control from Democrats for the first time in more than a century.

Unofficial results Tuesday show GOP candidates winning at least 27 seats in the Senate and 61 in the House, ensuring they'll have more seats than the Democrats.

Republicans haven't led both chambers together since their Fusion coalition with farmers got defeated in 1898. That includes a 112-year losing streak in the Senate and only four years of House control in the 1990s.

The flip likely means Senate leader Marc Basnight and House Speaker Joe Hackney won't be banging the gavels in their chambers in January. Basnight has led the Senate for a record 18 years.

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