‘I HAVE THE VOTES, I WILL BE ELECTED’: McConnell Wins Senate Leadership Election, Defeats Scott

Mitch McConnell has fended off challenger Rick Scott in the Senate leadership election.

According to a report from Fox News, McConnell won reelection on Wednesday as Senate GOP leader, setting himself up to become the longest-serving party leader in the history of the Senate.

Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) challenged McConnell but came up short. Scott wrote a letter to colleagues on Tuesday to make his case for the leadership position.

“I’m writing to you today because I believe it’s time for the Senate Republican Conference to be far more bold and resolute than we have been in the past. We must start saying what we are for, not just what we are against,” Scott said in a letter to GOP colleagues Tuesday. “I do not believe we can simply continue to say the Democrats are radical, which they are. Republican voters expect and deserve to know our plan to promote and advance conservative values.”

Despite Scott’s plea, McConnell says the job is his.

“I have the votes. I will be elected,” McConnell told reporters. “The only issue is whether we do it sooner or later.”

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