Democratic caucus keeps Reid as leader, but airs frustration

Democratic caucus keeps Reid as leader, but airs frustration

Senate Democrats voted on Thursday to keep Senator Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader, but his victory came only after a nearly four-hour closed-door meeting, where 28 caucus members expressed their frustration with the party’s direction after an Election Day drubbing.

Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, did not support Mr. Reid’s bid, and other moderate senators, like Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, had hoped to delay the vote, in order to give the Democratic caucus more time to fully discuss their concerns and plot their next steps.

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