Burr seeks GOP leadership post in Senate

December 4, 2007 12:36:56 PM PST
U.S. Senator Richard Burr is seeking a position among the Senate's Republican leadership.

Burr is only in his first term as a North Carolina senator, but he came to the chamber in 2005 with a decade of experience in the U.S. House.

He is competing for the Republican Conference chairmanship, which is considered the GOP's Number 3 leadership position in the Senate. That position would task Burr with helping his party communicate its message.

Republicans will vote in a closed-door and secret-ballot meeting on Thursday. Burr is competing against Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.