Nation: Eyes and Ears on the Hill

For six years he has been the most stalwart member of Congress to believe fervently that Ronald Reagan should be President. In 1976 he ran the Californian's valiant but losing attempt to win the nomination from Gerald Ford. This year he again chaired Reagan's presidential campaign committee and again nominated him for President. Now he is getting his reward by being allowed to put into effect a unique plan he has been urging on Reagan for 18 months. Although he holds no formal position of leadership among Republicans, Nevada's Paul Laxalt, 58, has...

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