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  •  Mitch shouldn't be underestimated (2+ / 0-)
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    MarkC, hazzcon

    He may be from Kentucky (bash it all you want), but he's ruthless and he's smart. Get over judging a man by his accent or he'll outmaneuver you everytime.

    McConnell prepares for top job

    Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell’s new hire of Don Stewart, one of the most admired communications strategists in the Senate, is one of several indications that the lawmaker is readying his expected takeover as majority leader next year.

    McConnell (R-Ky.) is also closing the Senate at the end of legislative day and negotiating the unanimous-consent agreements needed to move business forward on the floor, aides say. He is working closely with colleagues facing reelection races to make sure amendments important to them politically are considered on the floor in the run-up to the November election.

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    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) said McConnell has begun to assert himself more in the leadership in subtle ways.

    “In the last few months he’s been more involved than before,” Craig said. “In the past six months compared to the previous year.”

    <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

    by bronte17 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 09:05:25 AM PDT

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    •  He'll be MINORITY leader (1+ / 0-)
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      hazzcon

      -6.00, -4.41 "The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions" - poet James Russell Lowell

      by Deano963 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 09:20:05 AM PDT

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      •  That's the intention (1+ / 0-)
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        hazzcon

        if we play our cards right.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 09:31:42 AM PDT

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