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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Lott confident he has enough votes
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, expressed confidence Wednesday that he has enough votes to become the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, telling CNN it's just a matter of holding his supporters together.

"It's like herding cats, you know?," Lott said.

Lott, who stepped down for the Senate majority leader post four years ago after comments many deemed racially insensitive, has quietly campaigned for the minority whip position against Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander. The GOP caucus is expected to vote on the position sometime Wednesday morning.

-- CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
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