True Believer

Electing a Son of Stockman

Democratic Candidate Johnie A. Rodebush stressed religious faith and told voters he feels a lump in his throat every time he hears the national anthem. It was not enough. Nonetheless, Rodebush looked like a liberal in Michigan's mostly rural Fourth Congressional District, which had three times elected David Stockman, now the President's program-slashing budget director. In fact, Stockman's own choice, John L. Globensky, his former campaign manager and a similarly obdurate conservative, was rejected by voters in the March 24 primary. The man who beat him, and who last week swamped Rodebush by 3 to 1 in...

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