Most Leaders to Monitor Election Results From Their Home States
Several senior Republican Congressional leaders are planning to spend Nov. 2 in their home states, although the election night schedules for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) remain unclear.
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R) is expected be in Arizona on Nov. 2 and will probably spend that evening with Sen. John McCain (R), who is expected to easily win a fifth term representing the Grand Canyon State. Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander is scheduled to spend Nov. 2 in Tennessee, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Thune plans to be in South Dakota.
On the House side, Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence is expected to spend Election Day in Indianapolis. The schedule of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was not yet available.
But the Republicans’ two campaign chairmen will remain in Washington, D.C., on Election Day. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, both of Texas, will be at their respective committees to monitor election returns.
Meanwhile, most Senate Democratic leaders are spending Election Day at home, since most of them are on the ballot this year.
Among those Senate Democrats who will be monitoring their own election returns on Nov. 2 are Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray (Wash.). The schedule of Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) was not yet available.
Senior House Democratic leaders’ schedules were also unavailable.