Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was selected uananimously today as the Senate Republican leader and will serve as the Senate Whip in the 2007 Congress.  McConnell has had a continuing interest is horse related issues including the problems in the Walking Horse industry and has been a loyal friend of the breed.

     He has attended the Celebration in the past and his former top aide, Niels Holch, has represented the breed in Washington for many years.