Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell (Ky.) – unchallenged
Current: Trent Lott (Miss.)
Potential candidates: Jon Kyl (Ariz) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)*
Senate Republican Conference Chairman:
Potential candidates: Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas), Richard Burr (North Carolina), John Thune (South Dakota) , Jim DeMint (South Carolina)**, Alexander
Senate Policy Chairman:
Potential candidates: DeMint, John Cornyn (Texas)
Senate Conference Vice Chairman:
Potential candidate: Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
* Alexander's spokesman said he is considering both the whip and conference job.
** Burr and DeMint, both first term conservatives, could pair off as a ticket for the conference and policy jobs.
UPDATE: Alexander has declared that he will support Kyl for whip; Alexander will run for Conference Chair.