McCaskill won't support Reid as minority leader

4 years 10 months 4 days ago Thursday, November 13 2014 Nov 13, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:37:27 AM CST November 13, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, said she won't support Sen. Harry Reid's bid to be the Senate minority leader.

McCaskill said Thursday that she believes the recent election results show voters want change in Washington and that must begin with a change in leadership.

Reid, of Nevada, currently is the Senate majority leader. But Democrats lost control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans in the Nov. 4 elections.

Republicans also fared well in McCaskill's home state, picking up seats in both the state House and Senate despite McCaskill's efforts to aid local races by pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Missouri Democratic Party.

Many Republicans across the country campaigned against the leadership of Reid and President Barack Obama.

 

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