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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Lott gets minority whip post
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Trent Lott was elected by his fellow Republicans on Wednesday as the Senate minority whip by a one-vote margin.

This returns Lott to the GOP leadership for the first time since he stepped down as majority leader in 2002 following a flap over comments he made at Sen. Strom Thurmond's birthday party.

Lott edged Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander. Sen. Mitch McConnell was unopposed in his bid for Senate minority leader.

-- CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
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