Nation: Leave It to Johnny

A few weeks ago the name of John Byrnes, 50, highly respected ten-term Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, was associated with one of ex-Senate Democratic Secretary Bobby Baker's big-money schemes. Byrnes had helped get a favorable tax ruling for a Milwaukee insurance firm, then at Baker's urging bought $2,300 worth of stock, wound up with about 1,100% increase in value. Later Byrnes pleaded innocent in a dramatic House floor speech, promised to give his profits to charity. And last week Byrnes—with the blessing of top Wisconsin Republicans—announced that he would run as a favorite-son candidate in the state presidential primary on April...

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