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01/18/06.LOTT ON HIS 2006 AGENDA--Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., during a news conference on his 2006 agenda. .From CQ.com: ."A day after announcing his re-election campaign, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., certainly sounded like someone with leadership ambitions..He held a news conference Wednesday to expound on Medicare, Amtrak, lobbying reform, appropriations earmarks and immigration, and about improving the tone and productivity of the Senate..But when asked directly whether he wants to return to Senate leadership, Lott was cagey..ÒI donÕt have any plans to take on anybody,Ó Lott said. ÒWho knows what the future holds? Thirty days is an eternity in politics.Ó.Lott was ousted as majority leader late in 2002 after remarking at Sen. Strom ThurmondÕs 100th birthday party that if ThurmondÕs presidential campaign in 1948 had succeeded, America would be better off. Thurmond had run as a segregationist..In the three years since, Lott has worked to rehabilitate his reputation and begun playing more of a behind-the-scenes role as a broker in the Senate..Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., who replaced Lott after his verbal gaffe, is leaving the Senate at the end of this year, setting up a leadership race in January 2007.".CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL

01/18/06.LOTT ON HIS 2006 AGENDA--Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., during a news conference on his 2006 agenda. .From CQ.com: ."A day after announcing his re-election campaign, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., certainly sounded like someone with leadership ambitions..He held a news conference Wednesday to expound on Medicare, Amtrak, lobbying reform, appropriations earmarks and immigration, and about improving the tone and productivity of the Senate..But when asked directly whether he wants to return...
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