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2:32 pm
Thu November 7, 2002

McConnell -- GOP Whip?

Louisville – Mitch McConnell says he is headed for a leadership position in the new Senate majority. The Louisville Republican said he thinks he has lined up more than enough commitments from GOP colleagues to be selected as the party's whip. That would make him the second-ranking member of the Senate's new Republican majority.

McConnell says Larry Craig of Idaho is the only other Senator to have expressed an interest in the job. McConnell beat Democrat Lois Combs Weinberg by 322 thousand votes in Tuesday's election.