Is Trent Lott Blowing His Big Chance?

If all goes according to plan, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott will soon drive a stake through the heart of campaign-finance reform. The McCain-Feingold bill has clung tenuously to life in Lott's Senate, and now he's going all out to kill it. But what may look like smart politics to the genial senator from Mississippi may be only the latest miscue to tarnish his reputation as a savvy pol.

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