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Durbin re-elected Senate Democratic whip for 115th Congress


WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, is keeping a top party position.

Durbin was re-elected Democratic whip by the Senate Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning. He has served in the No. 2 role in the caucus since 2005.

“I am honored that the Senate Democratic Caucus has again unanimously supported my service as whip,” he said in a statement. “The responsibilities of our caucus grew last Tuesday, and my experience in this role and strong relationships with my colleagues will help me continue to be an integral part of this leadership team.”

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