Nation: Tiger! Tiger! Burning Bright

They have been bitter political and personal enemies for years. In 1974, during a dispute over the results of Democrat John Durkin's first Senate race in New Hampshire, Republican Attorney General Warren Rudman, as a member of the state Ballot Commission, ruled against him. Durkin won the subsequent rematch handily. Then President Ford in 1976 tried to name Rudman chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. The Senate never took up the nomination; despite denials from Durkin, who was a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, New Hampshire Republicans are convinced that he blackballed the appointee. Now Durkin, 44, and Rudman, 50,...

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