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GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post
GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow Republicans — who already hold the majority in the House — see total control of Congress within their grasp. With a gain of six seats, the party would hold the Senate too. On Thursday, McConnell called on Republicans to unite and vowed to run the Senate more cooperatively than his Democratic rivals have. "If Republicans were fortunate enough to reclaim the majority in November, I assure you, my friends, all of this...

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