Nation: Preaching Fiscal Restraint

Candidates in upcoming primaries are wary of the issue

While Californians suspend nearly all normal politicking in their frenzy over the property tax battle, politicians seeking election elsewhere are watching nervously. Virtually to a man, and woman, they are preaching fiscal restraint this year. But as the candidates plunge into primary campaigns, their fates will be decided by the voters on the basis of a complex of intraparty feuds, personality clashes and local issues. Among the liveliest races:

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