The vote tally that was revealed showed that the proposal to postpone the election for Senate leadership was unsuccessful. The motion was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who received support from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Wednesday will, according to the current plan, be the day of the election. According to NBC News, and John Barrasso and Cotton (R-WY) endorsed McConnell for reelection after the motion to delay was defeated. Cotton is a member of the Republican Party.
McConnell faces a challenge from Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who has stated that he is competing against McConnell in order to disrupt the established order in the Senate. According to reports, Senator Ron Johnson put Scott's name forth for consideration (R-WI).
To paraphrase what Scott said, “If you simply want to stick with the status quo, don’t vote for me, "Republican voters expect and deserve to know our plan to promote and advance conservative values… That is why I am running to be Republican Leader.”
After a few hours had passed, McConnell announced that he was confident he would be reelected. If Mitch McConnell were to win another term as Senate Majority Leader, he would set a record for the longest continuous tenure of any Senate party leader.
It is anticipated that the voting will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday behind closed doors and using a secret ballot. For Scott to prevail, he needs to garner support from a half of Republican senators.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breit Bart.