Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., left, has yet to disclose whether she’ll challenge Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, for the party’s No. 2 leadership position in 2017. Democrats are expected to vote on a new leadership team next week. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is retiring and will be replaced by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Murray currently ranks No. 4.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., left, has yet to disclose whether she’ll challenge Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, for the party’s No. 2 leadership position in 2017. Democrats are expected to vote on a new leadership team next week. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is retiring and will be replaced by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Murray currently ranks No. 4. J. Scott Applewhite AP
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., left, has yet to disclose whether she’ll challenge Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, for the party’s No. 2 leadership position in 2017. Democrats are expected to vote on a new leadership team next week. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is retiring and will be replaced by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Murray currently ranks No. 4. J. Scott Applewhite AP

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