People, Feb. 19, 1979

Wisconsin's Senator William Proxmire was once a lone loper on his way to the Capitol. These days, however, nearly half the Senate is running in office. The freshman Republican class are avid members of the shin-splint generation, and six of them suited up one morning at sunrise to puff on the mall. Despite a wind-chill factor of 0°, Wyoming's Senator Alan Simpson, 47, Virginia's John Warner, 51, New Hampshire's Gordon Humphrey, 38, Minnesota's David Durenberger, 44, South Dakota's Larry Pressler, 36, and Iowa's Roger Jepsen, 50, enjoyed their informal caucus. Says Simpson: "It...

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