Senate Republicans Reelect Mitch McConnell as Leader, Reject Scott’s Bid

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Senate Republicans on Nov. 16 re-elected Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the top GOP senator, rejecting a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.).

McConnell easily swatted back the challenge from Scott in the first-ever attempt to oust him after 15 years as GOP leader.

The vote came after a majority of the caucus voted against an effort to delay the election. Some senators had said the looming Georgia Senate runoff, which could end with former NFL star Herschel Walker, a Republican, winning a Senate seat was one reason to push back the votes.

Scott, 69, is the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a former governor of Florida.

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