Seven New Faces

Despite Bush's victory, the Democrats strengthened their control of the Senate. But the G.O.P. adds a major player from the South

MISSISSIPPI

A Slick Whip Moves Up

This bastion of the old Confederacy has been so willing to re-elect incumbents that Congressman Trent Lott campaigned for the Senate by reminding voters of the seriousness of the occasion: "This is only the second time in 40 years that Mississippi has elected a ((new)) Senator." To replace Democrat John Stennis, 87, who is retiring after 41 years in the office, the smooth, natty Lott won a tight race against a contrastingly folksy Democratic Congressman, Wayne Dowdy. Lott's victory gives the state two G.O.P. Senators for the first time since Reconstruction.

Self-assured, quick witted and...

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