Sen. John McKinney was unanimously elected as Minority Leader by Senate Republicans today, replacing the outgoing Lou DeLuca.
“Initially, our focus as a caucus, and my focus as minority leader, will continue to be on passing a responsible budget that meets the critical needs of the people of Connecticut, yet lives within our means and does not raise taxes,” he said. (AP)
A major improvement, in my opinion. McKinney, 43, is the son of the popular U.S. Rep. Stewart McKinney, and has served for nearly ten years in the Senate.
“Senate Republicans tap McKinney to replace DeLuca as leader.” Associated Press 14 June, 2007.