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Analysts: Lott Controversy Hurts GOP Image

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Analysts: Lott Controversy Hurts GOP Image

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Analysts: Lott Controversy Hurts GOP Image

Analysts: Lott Controversy Hurts GOP Image

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The White House is holding Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) at a distance, pending a Jan. 6 vote that will decide Lott's fate as Senate Republican leader. Political analysts say the focus on Lott's racially insensitive remarks undermines President Bush's efforts to reach out to minorities. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.