Nation: To Candidates, Right Looks Right

Both sides come out conservative on taxes

With the 1978 campaign now rousingly under way, Democrats and Republicans are engaged in furious battle. But on the major issue they have achieved a rare consensus. Both parties are scrambling as adroitly as possible to respond to the tax-cutting fever that is sweeping the nation (see page 48). Historically, this is a Republican cause; yet much to the indignation of the G.O.P., the Democrats have embraced it as well. Since most Democratic candidates can also make full use of the advantages of being incumbents, G.O.P. gains...

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