Facing the Jobs Issue

Reagan makes his case, but G. O.P. candidates may have trouble making theirs

Now it gets serious. With less than two weeks to go before the mid-term election, the preliminary sparring is over, and the candidates are trading their heavy punches. The prize is a big one: preservation or destruction of the conservative coalition that has enabled President Ronald Reagan to put most of his programs through Congress.

As always in an election that is really an aggregation of state and local votes, the candidates are debating a thousand points of personality and parochial...

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