Nation: Act of Faith

Anderson declares he's in

For the past six months, tall, white-haired Republican Congressman John Anderson of Illinois has spent much of his time careering around his home state in a battered, red Pontiac station wagon. His mission: to discover whether he had enough support to enter the presidential race. Last week his hopeful answer appeared inevitable when his wife Keke bought him a new, dark blue suit. Proudly wearing it, Anderson, 57, the chairman of the House Republican Conference and thus third-ranking member in the leadership, became the seventh G.O.P. candidate.* Said the ten-term Congressman: "I have been in the leadership...

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