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Sen. Reid to Remain as Dem Leader in GOP Takeover

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.
 
Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Reid, said Wednesday that the five-term Nevada Democrat plans to remain leader and other Democrats indicated that he is unlikely to face a challenge.
 
Democrats suffered a drubbing in Tuesday's elections, losing their majority as Republicans picked up seven seats. The GOP majority could grow with possible wins in Alaska and Louisiana.
 
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is in line to become Majority Leader in the new Congress in January.

Reid is up for re-election in 2016.

Meanwhile, McConnell is warning President Obama that Congress will push back if he acts unilaterally on immigration.

In an interview with Time magazine, the Kentucky senator says Congress will use spending bills to rein in or restrict what he calls executive overreach by the president.

McConnell also insists there will be no government shutdowns as the new, GOP-led Congress looks for issues on which it can work with Obama, such as trade or tax reform.   (AP)

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