Senate leadership

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) speaks to reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

McConnell re-elected U.S. Senate GOP leader, fending off bid by Florida’s Rick Scott

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans overwhelmingly re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as their leader for the next Congress, though nearly a dozen members backed Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s attempt to usurp McConnell. Scott’s bid, which he launched Tuesday during an hours-long discussion among Senate Republicans about the future of their party amid disappointing results in the […]