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Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has been elected unanimously as Majority Leader-elect by the Senate Republican Conference during their closed-door leadership elections.
McConnell was nominated by Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and his nomination was seconded by Sen-elect Tom Cotton of Arkansas.
He was elected by acclamation, meaning there was not a roll call vote or tally.
McConnell will not become Majority Leader until the new Congress is sworn-in in January.