How One Vote Was Won

Tom Harnett was one of the new breed of conservative Congressmen swept into office in the Reagan triumph of 1980. Once a Democrat, the South Carolinian switched par ties after George McGovern's nomination in 1972, and he carries with him some of the fervor of the convert. Though he helped Reagan win his budget battles last year, he was put in an agonizing predicament by the tax bill. "I'm philosophically opposed," drawled Hartnett the day before the vote. "You don't cut Government by giving it more money. You've got to starve the bureaucrats...

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