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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement after Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the longest serving party leader in Senate history, announced he would not seek another term as leader:

“I know it’s often said about members who leave this institution or step aside from leadership or committee posts, but it will be hard to imagine a Senate in which Sen. McConnell isn’t serving as Republican leader,” said Thune. “For decades, he’s been a fierce defender of the Senate, our conference, and our party, and we’re all better for his service. Mitch leaves enormous shoes to fill, and it’s with humility that I look forward to having a discussion with my colleagues about what the future holds for the Senate Republican Conference and a new generation of leadership. Until then, thank you, Mitch.”