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Trent Lott

Trent Lott backs Kathy Szeliga, sees pickup in Maryland

Trent Lott backs Kathy Szeliga, sees pickup in Maryland

Former Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott endorsed Del. Kathy Szeliga's bid for Maryland's open Senate seat on Friday -- and used a letter to Republicans to argue Maryland could be a pickup opportunity for the GOP this fall.

Lott, a former Mississippi senator who is now a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, urged GOP donors to remember Republican Ed Gillespie's near miss against incumbent Sen. Mark R. Warner in Virginia in 2014 -- and said the party regretted not doing more for his campaign.

Lott's point was that the party should not repeat that mistake in Maryland. 

"Help never came and Ed lost the race by a measly .08 percent"...

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