NORM! - at NRSC
Norm Coleman (Minnesota) as the next chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)? He has to beat Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, and seven GOP Senators have signed a letter backing him over her: Trent Lott of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Larry Craig of Idaho, Jim Talent of Missouri and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. (Which name doesn't belong? Mod Squadder Susie Collins. One would expect her to side with the more moderate Dole.)
They cite several reasons for supporting Coleman, but you can be certain that the only one that matters is that he is a very good raiser of funds. I don't know what would recommend Dole for the job over Norm.
The vote is scheduled for November 17, by which time I'd guess we would have a 60-40 chance of knowing for certain who will be our President next year.