Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid Surprise No One and Take Top Senate Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speak during a ceremony to celebrate the life Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South Africa President Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 95th birthday in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center July 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day, during which people are asked to give 67 minutes of time to charity and service in their community to honor the 67 years Mandela gave to public service. Mandela was admitted to a South African hospital June 8 where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Republican Mitch McConnell will now be your Senate Majority Leader, elected by unanimous vote to the top GOP leadership spot. Likewise, Democratic Senator Harry Reid was voted in as Minority Leader, though he faced some slight opposition from within the party. The rest of the incumbent leaders for both parties were also reelected, so it’ll basically be the same cast of characters, with roles swapped. There’s just one small exception: Dems created a special position for Senator Elizabeth Warren, who will take on the role of Strategic Policy Adviser to the Democratic Policy Communications Center, which is a wordy title for liaison to the party’s liberal base, which is still a formal title for “people like you, please help us get votes.”

Senators McConnell, Reid Elected to Leadership