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  •  they leapfrogged... (1+ / 0-)
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    indie17

    Cornyn over Thune, didn't they?

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:57:56 AM PST

    •  Not quite. Thune didn't want to move up (0+ / 0-)

      He's staying as Conference Chair (#3 job). There were a couple other possible candidates for the Whip job (two I know were Richard Burr of NC and Lamar Alexander, who lost the post to Trent Lott by a single vote back in late 2006), but they declined to run. It's pretty clear Cornyn was going to get the job for a while. And wholy unsurprising. The bastard is royally ambitious and I wouldn't be surprised if he's Minority Leader before too long.

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