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Bennett named to senate GOP leadership position
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Incoming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, chose Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, to be his counselor in the 110th Congress, it was announced Friday.

Bennett will advise McConnell on matters of legislative policy, as well as help set the Senate GOP agenda.

Bennett is one of McConnell's closest allies, having served as his chief deputy when McConnell was majority whip in the 108th and 109th Congresses

Bennett also helped run McConnell's successful bid to become minority leader.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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