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McConnell Wins Senate Leadership Election By Secret Ballot Vote On A 37-10 Vote, Defeating Rick Scott

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was reelected Republican leader on Wednesday, overcoming a challenge to his leadership following a disappointing midterm performance for Republicans. McConnell won the leadership vote 37-10-1.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, sought to oust McConnell, arguing that Republicans needed to put forward a clear policy agenda. The vote was by secret ballot, and McConnell only needed a majority to win.

When asked by a reporter whether McConnell would be willing to “step aside”, the Senate Minority Leader fired back, “I’m not going anywhere”.

Scott announced his challenge on Tuesday during an hours-long airing of grievances among Republicans frustrated over their failure to win back the chamber.

Several senators had called for the election to be postponed. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday he would offer a motion in the Republicans’ Wednesday meeting to delay it until after the Georgia runoff, according to Fox News.

But the effort failed and McConnell, (R-KY) beat Scott, (R-FL) and maintain his firm grip on GOP power in the Senate. With that vote, GOP senators rejected a plea from Scott to try a new direction after Republicans failed to win a Senate majority.

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