John Cornyn eyes Senate GOP leadership role, says House will flip easier than Senate in midterms

Texas’ senior senator was reelected to a fourth term last year.

By Bethany Irvine

McConnell, who has been the GOP’s leader since 2006, has faced frequent questions about his intent to step down from the role. In May, the 79-year old shut down speculation about his retirement in an interview with a local news station, saying he’s still “in the height of my career.”

This story originally published by the Texas Tribune.

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