Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl announced in Februrary that he wouldnt run again in 2012, which sparked a brief shuffle to succeed him in leadership.
“There seemed to be a strong consensus — let’s just put that off until next year,” DeMint added.
Correction: May 5, 2011
The article misrepresented Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) position on a judicial nomination. Alexander voted against the nomination of John McConnell to be a U.S. district court judge. However, he broke with the majority of his party to end debate on the nomination.
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."