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The Senate Democratic caucus re-elected Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and added Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) to its leadership ranks, a Senate Democratic source tells Axios.

Why it matters: The re-election of the full Senate Democratic leadership team comes after a relatively disappointing general election in which the party failed to win outright control of the Senate, despite record amounts of fundraising. Democrats still have a chance to become the Senate majority if they win a pair of Georgia runoffs in January.

Full Democratic leadership:

  • Leader: Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.)
  • Whip: Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.)
  • Assistant Leader: Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.)
  • Chair of Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)
  • Vice Chair of Conference: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
  • Vice Chair of Conference: Sen. Mark Warner (Va.)
  • Chair of Steering Committee: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)
  • Chair of Outreach: Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
  • Vice Chair of DPCC: Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.)
  • Secretary: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)
  • Vice Chair of DPCC: Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)
  • Vice Chair of Outreach: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.)

The other side: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his GOP colleagues on Tuesday, Senate GOP leadership sources tells Axios. Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.) replaced Sen. Todd Young (Ind.) as chair of the Senate GOP's campaign arm.

Republican leadership:

  • Leader: Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Whip: Sen. John Thune (S.D.)
  • Chair of Republican Conference: Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.)
  • Chair of Republican Policy Committee: Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.)
  • Vice Chair of Republican Conference: Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa)
  • Chair of Republican Senatorial Committee: Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.)

What to watch: Decisions on committee leaders and House leadership elections will be held at a later date.

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Updated Dec 2, 2020 - Politics & Policy

The top Republicans who have acknowledged Biden as president-elect

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Some elected Republicans are breaking ranks with President Trump to acknowledge that President-elect Biden won the 2020 presidential election.

Why it matters: The relative sparsity of acknowledgements highlights Trump's lasting power in the GOP, as his campaign moves to file multiple lawsuits alleging voter fraud in key swing states — despite the fact that there have been no credible allegations of any widespread fraud anywhere in the U.S.

Ronna McDaniel to seek re-election as RNC chair with Trump's support

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Ronna McDaniel will seek re-election to a third term as chair of the Republican National Committee, AP reports.

Why it matters: McDaniel has the support of President Trump, who wants to keep her in place in order to maintain tight control over party HQ ahead of his likely 2024 presidential run.

Trump pick for FCC advances in Senate

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The Senate Commerce Committee voted today to advance President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Communications Commission, setting up the Senate to potentially deadlock the communications regulator at the start of the Biden administration.

Why it matters: Nathan Simington's confirmation would mean a 2-2 commission, giving Republicans the ability to stall Democratic policy initiatives such as restoring net neutrality rules until Biden is able to get a nominee of his own confirmed by the Senate.