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Mitch McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will remain in that post for another two years after he turned back a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), as GOP recriminations rolled on over their lackluster midterm results.

McConnell, 80, had the support of 37 senators, while Scott got 10 votes and one senator abstained, CNN reported, citing two members of the GOP conference.

Mitch McConnell.
Sen. Mitch McConnell had the support of 37 senators.
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Sen. Rick Scott got 10 votes.
Sen. Rick Scott got 10 votes.
AP

The Kentuckian’s victory puts him on track to become the longest-serving Senate party leader, surpassing the 16 years Montana Democrat Mike Mansfield led his party from 1961 to 1977.

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