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Sen. McConnell becomes longest-serving GOP leader

(ABC/WTVQ) - On Tuesday, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell became the longest-serving Republican leader in the history of the US Senate.

Sen. McConnell of Kentucky surpassed former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, who served from 1985-1996.

McConnell took office in 1985 and, for most of his tenure, served as minority leader, until Republicans won control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections.

He then became Senate Majority Leader, a position he currently holds.

He is also Kentucky's longest-serving senator.

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(This story was originally published on June 12, 2018)

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