McConnell wins reelection

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was projected to win his seventh term, defeating Democratic nominee Amy McGrath, according to The Associated Press.

McConnell, 78, is expected to seek reelection to his post as Senate GOP leader, regardless of whether the party is able to retain the Senate majority amid steep political headwinds.

McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, faced an uphill battle as she sought to unseat McConnell, who has been a top antagonist for national Democrats since he ascended to the GOP leader spot in 2007 and became the Senate majority leader at the start of 2015.

McGrath tried to paint McConnell as a symbol of Washington’s dysfunction during a global health pandemic that has seen Congress and the White House struggle to reach an agreement on another relief package despite a new wave of cases and a rocky economy.



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