Mitch McConnell Switches Sides
Members of the new Senate go behind closed doors today to pick their leaders for the 112th Congress.
Nevada Democrat Harry Reid is expected to remain Senate Majority Leader while Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell should easily retain the post of Senate Minority Leader. Democrats are expected to reaffirm the other top three members of their leadership team: Whip Dick Durbin from Illinois, Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer from New York and Conference Secretary Patty Murray from Washington State. In addition to McConnell, Republicans are expected to reelect Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander from Tennessee and Policy Committee Chairman John Thune of South Dakota.
To learn more KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS Correspondent Dotty Lynch.