Republicans re-elected McConnell as their Senate chief

WASHINGTON Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21am EST

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday re-elected Mitch McConnell to the lead their party, a Senate aide said.

The decision, to be announced later in the day, comes a week after a disappointing election in which Republicans not only failed to win back control of the Senate, but saw President Barack Obama's Democrats increase their caucus margin by two, 55 to 45.

(Reporting By Kim Dixon and Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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Comments (4)
texoman wrote:
Great News for the country! This will help make the Republican Party a minority group of “Old rich white racist Men”. I hope they keep drinking ” The Dick Morris kool-aid! Then, we can solve our problems by having everyone on the same team!

Nov 14, 2012 10:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Whipsplash wrote:
So, republicans haven’t learned a thing. McConnell’s quote about his top priority of making Obama a one term President very well may have lost the right those seats in congress and lost the white house yet they don’t have the brains to find new leadership. They deserve to lose more seats in the senate and control of the House in two years. Idiots.

Nov 14, 2012 10:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:
And the rest of the world, hell-bent on their socialist concepts of a ‘utopia’ – is sliding into bankruptcy fast. But people will ignore it, because the ‘spin’ for many is that – somehow, you “care” more if you are a democrat.

Nov 14, 2012 11:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
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