If Republicans capture the upper chamber, McConnell will make his first order of business breaking the Senate logjam and showing that Republicans can govern, say Senate GOP insiders.

Gregg said McConnell would “definitely try” to restore the Senate’s reputation as a great deliberative body where legislation moves by compromise and opposition is ground down with late-night sessions.

“I know he doesn’t believe it can be fulfilled unless you have open debate, an open amendment process and a majority willing to take tough votes to get his agenda through,” Gregg said.

In other words, it would be the mirror opposite of the Democratic-controlled Senate under Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who restricted colleagues to voting on a handful of amendments to shield vulnerable Democratic colleagues from taking tough votes.