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Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid elected as Senate majority and minority leaders

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have officially been elected to become the Senate's majority and minority leaders, respectively.

The wins were expected, as neither senator faced any challengers — though Reid did face dissent from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who said that though her effort might be futile, she would not vote for him.