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Sen. Lott Steps Down As GOP Leader

December 20, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Trent Lott has stepped down as Senate Republican leader, GOP sources say.

The reports come as more Republican senators line up behind Bill Frist as a successor to Lott, amid the continued controversy over Lott’s comments concerning Strom Thurmond’s 1948 segregationist campaign for the White House.

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