GOP elects Mitch McConnell as the next Senate Majority Leader

Republicans unanimously elected Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to lead the new Republican controlled Senate when the new Congress is sworn in January. Leadership elections were held early Thursday. Fellow republicans were sure McConnell would become the new majority leader after the GOP picked up eight seats during the midterm elections. The last seat that remains in question is the senate race in Louisiana where Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu is fighting for re-election. McConnell was elected to office in 1984 and has been minority leader since 2007. He becomes the second Kentucky senator elected as majority leader. Former Kentucky Democrat Senator Alben Barkley previously served as majority leader before serving as Vice President under President Truman. (Read More…)

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