McConnell to head U.S. Senate Republicans

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Senate Republican leader on Tuesday by his colleagues. 

McConnell, who was recently elected to a fifth term in the Senate, said in statement following the election that he will continue to use his “clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

Along with Republican leader, the U.S. Senate Republican conference filled the following leadership positions with Tuesday’s elections – 

Republican Whip, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)

Republican Conference Chair, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

Republican Policy Committee Chairman, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.)

Republican Conference Vice Chair, John Thune (R-S.D.)

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman, John Cornyn (R-Texas)


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