Nation: Kraft Drops Out

Carter loses a lieutenant

In the middle of a close re-election campaign, Jimmy Carter can scarcely afford any trouble with his staff. But last week Tim Kraft, 39, Carter's national campaign manager, was forced to step down while a special prosecutor investigates charges that Kraft has used cocaine. Kraft got no argument from fellow Carter staffers. Though they had strongly defended Hamilton Jordan against similar drug charges last year, they were unwilling to make the same stand for Kraft, whose flamboyant life-style has brought him notoriety in Washington. In fact, when Jordan was...

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