Rick Scott launches Senate leadership bid against Mitch McConnell

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Rick Scott launches Senate leadership bid against Mitch McConnell

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has launched a bid for Senate minority leader, challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the top leadership spot.

The Florida senator’s office confirmed to Axios that he announced a bid to lead the Senate GOP at a lunch Tuesday. McConnell has been in Senate leadership since 2003 and is the current minority leader.

Scott and McConnell feuded over midterm strategy throughout the election cycle. Scott chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, though McConnell also has sway over spending through his affiliated PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund.

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