Tue Nov 15, 2022 AT 1:32 PM EST

Republican senators are rallying around Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after a disappointing midterm election for the GOP.

A push by a group of Senate conservatives to delay Wednesday’s leadership election is running out of steam, even though senators don’t yet know whether they will have 50 or 49 members of their conference until after the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott of Florida, who is more closely allied with former President Donald Trump, on Monday failed to convince other members of the Senate GOP leadership team to agree to delay Wednesday’s election — a sign that McConnell remains in full control. Read Full Story

Tue Nov 8, 2022 AT 9:51 AM EST

The prospect of Senate Republicans picking up as many as two to five seats in the midterms is fueling chatter of a showdown between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Rick Scott of Florida in a race to serve as Senate majority leader. 

Scott stoked speculation about his leadership ambitions on Sunday, when he refused to rule out challenging McConnell, who says he has the votes to win. 

Scott declined to endorse McConnell as majority leader Sunday during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.” 

Asked by host Chuck Todd if he planned to run for leader if Republicans win the Senate majority, Scott said, “I’m not focused on anything except getting a majority Tuesday night.” Read Full Story

Thu Nov 3, 2022 AT 10:41 AM EDT

Congressional Republicans are floating sweeping investigations into the Biden administration’s COVID-19 spending and are looking to tighten the purse strings on agency funding should they hold majorities after next week’s midterms.

Republicans are frustrated with what they see as the administration’s unaccountable coronavirus spending and are looking to shine a spotlight onto where the trillions of dollars doled out by the White House has gone. Read Full Story

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