Senate

Mitch McConnell Comes Out on Top

The Senate minority leader predicted he would retain leadership of Senate Republicans despite a challenge from Rick Scott. He was right.

Rick Scott Takes His Shot

Yet the senator’s bid to topple Mitch McConnell will likely be snuffed out fast.

How Soon Will We Know Who Won the Senate?

If things look close, don’t stay up Tuesday night: A Dispatch Explainer.

Would Repealing the 17th Amendment Fix the Senate?

However unlikely we are to amend the Constitution, it’s worth considering how returning senatorial elections to statehouses would improve our politics.