Washington (CNN) - The top Democratic and Republican Senate leadership will remain the same for the incoming 112th Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, were chosen by their Democratic and Republican colleagues, respectively, to head their party caucuses again.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin remains the chamber's number two Democrat; New York's Charles Schumer will keep his post as the third-ranking Democrat, Reid announced. Arizona Sen. John Kyl and Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will once again fill the second and third highest slots in the GOP chain of command, according to Republican leadership aides.
- CNN's Ted Barrett and Alan Silverleib contributed to this report