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  •  Probably depends if he gets the minority whip job (1+ / 0-)
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    If so, he obviously runs again.
    If he gets passed by for the job, I suspect he'll look for greener pastures outside of being in the Senate minority.

    He's up again Lott for whip. And Lott is an experienced SOB streetfighter to be against.

    from TPM:

    Senate Minority Whip

    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is claiming that he has enough votes sewn up to take the position, but formerly ousted Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) has also been lobbying hard for the position.

    Alexander represents the wing of the party that believes the GOP lost the election because they drifted from their core small government principles. "We've (Republicans) drifted from our core values," Alexander told the Associated Press. "We haven't gotten control on entitlement spending. We've forgotten that we're opposed to the idea of Washington knows best." Lott, who was forced to step down as Majority Leader after speaking nostalgicly of Strum Thurmond's run for President on a segregationist ticket, is likely to make nostalgic noises about restoring Reagan-era conservatism, as he blames the current leadership's abandonment of conservative values for the party's poor electoral showing.

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