McConnell re-elected U.S. Senate GOP leader, fending off bid by Florida’s Rick Scott

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton gave nominating speech for McConnell during the private leadership election

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was re-elected Senate GOP leader on Wednesday after a challenge by Florida Sen. Rick Scott. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom
Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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