Nation: A Rowdy Campaign of Personalities

Idaho voters are faced with a bitter, invective-filled Senate race —one of the nastiest political contests of the year. But in two other states, candidates for the House are mostly staying away from personalities: in North Carolina's Piedmont region, an old-school Southern gentleman is fighting genteelly to retain his seat, while in central Indiana, a moderate-conservative Democrat and a conservative Republican are debating issues and ideology.

No. 1 on the G.O.P. Hit List

Of all the embattled liberal Democrats this election year, none has come under more heavy and sustained fire than Idaho Senator Frank Church....

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