Spin Control

Murray re-elected -- to Democratic leadership

Sen. Patty Murray achieved her second re-election in two weeks today, winning another term as the Senate Democratic Conference secretary, the Number 4 position in Democratic leadership.

There were no changes, on either side of the aisle, in leadership positions. Harry Reid of Nevada is the majority leader and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the minority leader.

The rest of the Democratic leadership is Dick Durbin of Illinois as assistant majority leader, Charles Schumer of New York as vice chairman of the conference.

The rest of the Republican leadership is Jon Kyl of Arizona as whip, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee as conference chairman and John Barrasso of Wyoming as conference vice chairman.

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