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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel is expected to make his primary challenge against incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker official on Wednesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) chats with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in October. The two negotiated a budget agreement that marks a major breakthrough for a Congress still reeling from a partial government shutdown last month. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senators Reach 2-Year Budget Deal

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions Thursday on the possibility of a government shutdown. After receiving assurances from Ryan, a key group of conservative House Republicans said they would support a short-term-funding bill. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says that in 2018, he wants to focus on issues that his party could work with Democrats on. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast

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Senator-elect Doug Jones, D-Ala., speaks to the press last week after his win in the Alabama special election. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 7: Sen. Robert 'Bob' Menendez is accused of accepting bribes from campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Declares A Mistrial In Sen. Robert Menendez Corruption Trial

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Defense attorneys say the prosecution has presented a twisted picture of the friendship between Sen. Robert Menendez and a Florida eye doctor. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., accompanied by his wife Cheryl, leaves the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday after announcing he won't seek re-election in 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Sen. Flake: GOP Must Stand Against Trump's Behavior 'Or Lose That Chance'

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill last month. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

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Roy Moore has been in the public eye for almost two decades amid several controversies while on the Alabama Supreme Court. Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (center), talks to reporters on Capitol Hill. He decided Tuesday not to seek a third term. Corker is the first Senate retirement of the 2018 election cycle. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Senator John McCain leaves after a procedural vote on healthcare on Thursday, as the Senate was to vote on moving head on health care with the goal of erasing much of Barack Obama's law. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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