Senate Republicans name LeMahieu new majority leader

Posted at 10:30 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 23:30:28-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Republicans have chosen new leaders as they prepare to use an expanded majority to revise the next state budget, draw new legislative district maps and potentially fire Gov. Tony Evers’ health secretary.

The caucus on Thursday picked Devin LeMahieu to replace veteran legislator Scott Fitzgerald as majority leader.

Fitzgerald has served as majority leader since 2011 but is heading to Washington, D.C., next year after he won an open congressional seat in Tuesday’s elections.

The caucus also picked Chris Kapenga to serve as the next Senate president.

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