Mitch McConnell Fends Off Attack, Reelected As GOP Senate Leader

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At a glance

  • McConnell blocked a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) after Republicans failed to take back the majority during the midterm elections.
  • The Kentucky senator’s win comes one day after Rep. Kevin McCarthy survived a challenge to his bid to return as the GOP’s House leader.
  • McConnell’s win makes him the longest-serving Senate leader in American history, holding the top position since 2007.

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