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Mitch McConnell Stepping Down Prompts Theories of Possible Replacement

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday his plans to step down from his position in the coming months, prompting speculation about a possible replacement.

The three contenders most likely to vie to replace McConnell include Senator John Thune of South Dakota, Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming. Others across social media have pointed to Florida Senator Rick Scott and Montana Senator Steve Daines as other possible contenders.

Ron Filipkowski of MeidasTouch wrote: "Best case scenario for Republican leader in the Senate: John Thune....

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