Political Notes: Next Time Try F.D.R.

Nick Belluso will try just about anything to get elected. When the 60-year-old investment counselor from Decatur ran for Governor of Georgia in 1978, he hoped to mesmerize voters by featuring a hypnotist in his television ads. The conservative Republican lost the race but not his faith in the power of suggestion. This year, running for Georgia's secretary of state against former Veterans Administration Chief Max Cleland, Belluso hoped his new first name, which he had legally changed, would evoke a connection with his political idol. That did not work either. The man now known as Nick-Reagan Belluso got only 20%...

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