McConnell: I’ll Still Be GOP Leader If We Lose Majority

All of this assumes McTurtle even keeps his seat:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he intends to stay on as Republican leader even if his party loses control of the upper chamber in November.

Asked if he intends to seek the GOP leader spot in the next Congress even if Republicans lose the majority, McConnell told reporters: “I do.” McConnell, who became GOP leader in 2007, is already the longest-serving Republican leader, a milestone he surpassed in 2018.

Political handicappers have warned that Democrats are increasingly within striking distance of retaking the Senate in November, where they will need a net pickup of four seats to win an outright majority.