There were no surprises in Senate leadership elections Tuesday as Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was chosen to remain majority leader and Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York as minority leader.
Neither McConnell, R-Ky., or Schumer, D-N.Y., faced opposition in their bids for re-election.
For Democrats, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin remains minority whip and Washington Sen. Patty Murray is assistant Democratic leader. Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is policy and communications committee chair and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is the leadership team’s junior member.
Democrats still have an opportunity to take control of the Senate, but the outcome will rely on both Georgia races that are headed for runoffs in January.
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