Senate Republican Leadership

Mike Lee to run for Senate leadership post

Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim, Politico

Sen. Mike Lee will run for a Republican leadership post currently held by Sen. John Barrasso, a surprise move that instantly roils the Senate GOP. The announcement could set up a clash between the first-term Utah senator and Barrasso, a low-key Wyoming senator, for the No. 4 slot of Republican Policy Committee chairman.

Will Grassroots Conservatives' Effort to Defund Obamacare Also Take Out McConnell?

With 54 percent of those polled telling CBS that they disapprove of Obamacare and 38 percent saying they expect to be personally hurt by the Obamacare law, the advertisements in Republican primaries against those who vote to fund the implementation of Obamacare pretty much write themselves.

FLASH: Mitch McConnell, Ron Johnson Oppose Conservatives' Effort to Defund Obamacare

Why haven’t establishment Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson embraced conservatives' efforts to draw that line in the sand and put a united Senate Republican Conference behind the effort to defund Obamacare?

Bevin: McConnell Has Failed KY

Daniel Kemp, WLKY News

The Tea Party candidate says KY's fed up with MM's failed leadership and support of wasteful spending.

Sen. Repub Conference Splintering?

John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, Politico

Some say McConnell can't keep the R's together. The leadership's ducking of tough votes doesn't help.