Despite an aggressive legislative calendar in the Senate over the next month, Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) has found time to squeeze in a trip to New Hampshire on March 4 for the Manchester Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The Granite State, home to the first-in-the-nation GOP primary in 2008, has already started playing host to possible candidates, including Frist’s colleague, Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.), who visited in November. Frist has enjoyed early success in 2005, having ushered through the Senate a class-action reform bill. He plans to tackle bankruptcy reform the first week of March, followed by the President’s $81.9-billion supplemental for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At some point, of course, Frist will have to challenge Democrats on their plans to filibuster judicial nominees.
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