Michigan's Crazier Contest

The G.O.P.'s big guns, eyes on 1988, are already delegate hunting

When Vice President George Bush arrived at the fashionable Amway Grand Plaza Hotel last week, a full police escort flanked his 15-car motorcade, and the cream of Grand Rapids society turned out, checkbooks at the ready. New York Congressman Jack Kemp made a less elaborate entrance: he arrived at the Midway Motor Lodge on the outskirts of town late one night and was lmet the next morning by grass-roots Republican activists with toddlers in tow. Although the next Republican presidential nominee will not be chosen for more than two years, Bush and Kemp find themselves already engaged in a lengthy scramble...

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