Senate leadership elections wrap: Can Senate GOP heal its wounds?

The most surprising changes of all four closed-door caucus elections occurred in the Senate GOP Wednesday, where Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) unseated long-time Majority Leader Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) in what many are calling a shift to the right in Senate GOP ideology.

“I always served at the pleasure of the majority of the caucus and every two years the majority caucus has the opportunity to elect me or not and the majority of the caucus decided to elect Jake Corman, so it’s just that simple,” Sen. Pileggi said after the Senate adjourned sine die Wednesday.

Sen. Corman told The PLS Reporter he is focused uniting the caucus following a very public divide in the media among its members in the days leading up Wednesday’s leadership elections outcome.

“These elections are among friends,” he said. “I just hope to join with the rest of the caucus to be united going forward to develop a pro-growth agenda to put people to work….We will unite together and I will do everything I can to make sure that happens.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Pileggi comments on the changes to Senate Republican leadership

VIDEO: Pileggi comments on the changes to Senate Republican leadership

After recently being ousted as the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Montgomery) comments on the changes to his caucus and what his future may hold.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Corman remarks on his recent election to Senate Majority Leader

VIDEO: Corman remarks on his recent election to Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) discusses his recent election to Senate Majority Leader. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Smucker discusses the changes in Senate majority leadership

VIDEO: Smucker discusses the changes in Senate majority leadership

Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) talks about the potential changes to the Senate Republican Caucus. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: "This is a fresh start," Sen. Wagner on today's Senate leadership elections

VIDEO: "This is a fresh start," Sen. Wagner on today's Senate leadership elections

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) expressed his thoughts on the change in Senate leadership. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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