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Meanwhile, even as the Republicans seem eager to limit the number of committee chairs they might empower, the leadership positions that are spared the ax may end up embroiled in GOP factional wars. Today Sen. Trent Lott (R.-Miss.) said he would challenge Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) for Simpson's job as whip, the No. 2 GOP job in the Senate. If successful, Lott intends to shift the GOP further to the right.Post your opinion on theWashingtonbulletin board.