The Nation: Also Running

What little attention New Hampshire voters are giving to their presidential primary has been concentrated on the Democrats. They have paid scant heed to President Nixon's two rivals on the Republican side, a brace of U.S. Representatives who differ drastically in ideology but otherwise turn out to have a good deal in common. They are California's Paul ("Pete") McCloskey, 44, a Kennedy-esque Marine Reserve colonel who wants the U.S. out of Viet Nam at once, and Ohio's John Ashbrook, 43, a deep-dyed conservative who deplores Nixon's "leftward drift" on welfare, China, Keynesian deficits and in the U.S.-Soviet armaments race. Neither, however,...

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