Sen. Reagan?

Dad pulls in his coattails

Maureen Reagan thinks she'll run. "I hope not," President Reagan blurted out several weeks ago. White House aides are aghast at the First Daughter's possible entry into next year's California Senate race. "She's a real loose cannon," says one. But a California political pro is hedging his bets: "You can't totally write her off."

Three years ago, Maureen Reagan (the President's oldest child by his first wife, Jane Wyman) retired from a lackluster show-business career —a little singing, a little acting, a success as a local television talk-show host in the early '70s. "I didn't want to be...

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