From CNN.com: "Senator Lott is running for Republican Whip," Susan Irby, Lott's spokeswoman said. "His name will be on the ballot. We are closing in on victory."
But Alexander also claims to have the votes he needs to win the Senate's second-highest ranking minority spot.
We should know who's bluffing and who's holding by the end of the day.
By the way, we're not exactly certain that's ol' Trent's new official picture, but if it is, we've gotta give him props for trying to change his image.
Matt Drudge and his red-alert post Friday morning about possible vote fraud in Shelby County notwithstanding, members of the Election Commission regard the case of 12 missing "smartcards" at Memphis' Bishop Byrne High School polling site to be not worth anybody getting their knickers in a knot. "Pretty innocent," said Republican Election Commission member Rich Holden. "I don't feel the least bit of discomfort," agrees GOP colleague Nancye Hines. And commission chairman Greg Duckett, a Democrat, agrees, insisting that too many "redundancies" (i.e., safeguards) exist to prevent any real cheating. But Duckett can't say if the missing cards are related to an ongoing investigation by DA Bill Gibbons about two instances of multiple voting.