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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 11:49 am | Updated: 12:09 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Another Democrat has joined the Senate's Republican-led majority.

Sen. Donny Olson of Nome will remain a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

Olson joins Sen. Dennis Egan of Juneau as Democratic members of the majority, which also has 13 Republicans.

The GOP seized power in the Senate after last week's elections, which broke the 10-10 split between Republicans and Democrats in the chamber.

On the House side, Democratic state Rep. Beth Kerttula of Juneau will remain minority leader, and Rep. Chris Tuck of Anchorage will be the new House Democratic whip. Rep. Max Gruenberg of Anchorage will be the Democrats' floor leader.

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