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  Lott, Trent
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2005-01-01  
 
NameTrent Lott
Address
Pascagoula, Mississippi , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://lott.senate.gov/
Born October 09, 1941 (78 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 24, 2018 09:40pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Freemason - Southern Baptist -
InfoChester Trent Lott Sr.

Trent Lott is entering his 33rd year of service in the United States Congress on behalf of the people of the State of Mississippi. A champion of a strong national defense, he remains dedicated to encouraging economic growth and protecting Americans’ economic security by getting government off their backs and out of their pocketbooks.

Seven Presidents have known both his cooperation and his opposition, for he has kept Mississippi and his country ahead of partisan and personal concerns.




Leadership
As the House Republican Whip in 1981, he forged the bipartisan alliance that enacted President Ronald Reagan’s economic recovery program and his national security initiatives. Part of the reason for this and other victories was Congressman Lott’s creation of the House of Representative’s first modern whip organization, focusing on regular member-to-member contacts and extensive outreach to sympathetic Democrats. Counting votes, building coalitions, and moving legislation were things he seemed born to do, and he genuinely enjoyed the process.

Elected to the Senate in 1988, he was a member of the group of pro-growth stalwarts who opposed the tax increase forced on President Bush in 1990. When he became the Senate’s 16th Majority Leader in 1996, he again put his coalition-building skills to the test and, along with House Speaker Newt Gingrich, enacted the historic welfare reform bill of 1996.

The next year, Lott, Gingrich and congressional Budget Committee chairmen John Kasich and Pete Domenici together produced an historic budget and tax cut agreement that limited some federal spending. But more important, it created new incentives to save and invest, thereby stimulating the economic growth that brought the federal budget into balance for the first time since 1968.

As the Republican Leader during the first two years of President George W. Bush’s administration, Senator Lott led the fight for passage of the President’s tax cut package, the President’s landmark education reform bill, the largest increase in defense spending since the Cold War, the most significant trade legislation in a decade, and the resolution supporting the President on military action in Iraq.

During the Senate’s lame duck session of November 2002, Senator Lott, drawing on his experience as a legislative negotiator, reached the compromises that created the Department of Homeland Security.


National Security
For 16 years in the House of Representatives and 16 years in the Senate, Trent Lott has been a driving force behind America’s military success. He has been instrumental in bolstering America’s military recruitment, retention and overall readiness. In 1998 he led the charge for the first pay raise in a decade for military men and women. His leadership has led to the development for the 21st Century of a new generation of Navy vessels to maintain America’s pre-eminence at sea.

He has worked with the Pentagon to advance Mississippi’s prowess in shipbuilding and weapons construction as well as the state’s strategic location for its numerous military installations.

In 1998 as the Senate’s Majority Leader, he led a Senate delegation to visit the leaders of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic and thereafter led the Senate to ratify NATO’s expansion to those nations.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 66.00% ( 1.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 65.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 19, 2007 10:00am News Lott Officially Resigns, All Eyes Now on Barbour  Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 26, 2007 06:05pm Blog Entry Trent Lott: Another Closeted GOP Senator?  Article Ralphie 
Nov 26, 2007 07:00am News Sen. Trent Lott to resign by end of year  Article DFWDem 
Sep 07, 2007 12:15am News Senator Lott drawing fire again on race from civil rights groups  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 28, 2006 12:00am Statement Lott: Bush barely mentioned Iraq in meeting with Senate Republicans  Article RP 
Sep 26, 2006 06:00pm Statement Lott threatens the Dems  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.71430 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/15/2006 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 51.02% (+2.04%)
  11/07/2006 MS US Senate Won 63.58% (+28.71%)
  06/06/2006 MS US Senate R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/06/2001 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2001 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2001 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 MS US Senate Won 65.88% (+34.29%)
  03/14/2000 MS US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1997 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/12/1996 Majority Leader Won 84.62% (+69.23%)
  01/03/1995 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 50.94% (+1.89%)
  11/08/1994 MS US Senate Won 68.80% (+37.59%)
  06/07/1994 MS US Senate- R Primary Won 95.43% (+92.77%)
  11/08/1988 MS US Senate Won 53.91% (+7.82%)
  12/01/1986 US House Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 MS District 5 Won 82.34% (+64.69%)
  12/01/1984 US House Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 MS District 5 Won 84.66% (+69.33%)
  12/01/1982 US House Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 MS District 5 Won 78.75% (+57.50%)
  12/01/1980 US House Minority Whip Won 51.61% (+3.23%)
  11/04/1980 MS District 5 Won 73.92% (+47.84%)
  11/07/1978 MS District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 MS District 05 Won 68.21% (+36.42%)
  11/05/1974 MS District 05 Won 72.98% (+58.61%)
  11/07/1972 MS District 5 Won 55.35% (+11.18%)
  06/06/1972 MS District 5 - R Primary Won 70.40% (+53.75%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  11/06/2018 MS US Senate - Special Election Lost 0.00% (-41.25%)
  01/06/2003 Majority Leader Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MD US Senate - R Primary - Apr 26, 2016 R Kathy Szeliga
MS US President - R Primary - Mar 08, 2016 R John Kasich
US President - R Primaries - Jun 07, 2016 R John Kasich
MS District 01 - Special Election - May 12, 2015 R Sam Adcock
MS Lt. Governor - R Primary - Aug 02, 2011 R William G. "Billy" Hewes
MS Governor - R Primary - Aug 02, 2011 R Phil Bryant
MS District 1 - R Runoff - Apr 01, 2008 I Greg Davis
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
MS US President - R Primary - Mar 14, 2000 R George W. Bush
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 NPA Reject
LA US Senate - Initial Election - Sep 21, 1996 R James A. "Jimmy" Hayes
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 R Jack Kemp
US Vice President - Appointment - Dec 19, 1974 R Nelson A. Rockefeller
US President - Dec 13, 1948 R J. Strom Thurmond
US President National Vote - Nov 02, 1948 R J. Strom Thurmond