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

South Dakota’s John Thune will continue on as whip, and Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso will still serve as conference chair

By: - November 16, 2022 2:07 pm
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks at a Nov. 16, 2022, press conference at the U.S. Capitol following Senate Republicans’ vote on their leadership for the next Congress. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

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.