November 14, 2012 / 3:22 PM / 5 years ago

Republicans re-elected McConnell as their Senate chief

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

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

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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