Campaign Windup Fight to the Finish

The struggle for the Senate gets closer and meaner

In South Dakota the race could be called the Jane Fonda election. When first- term Republican Senator James Abdnor found himself trailing telegenic Democrat Tom Daschle by nine points, he unleashed a barrage of TV spots charging that his rival had consorted at a congressional hearing with Fonda, conservative America's most reviled radical. Fonda, Abdnor pointed out, had urged people not to eat red meat; beef and pork are among South Dakota's biggest farm products. The upshot: Abdnor has now pulled slightly ahead.

In California, Democratic Senator Alan Cranston widened an early lead by depicting Republican Opponent Ed Zschau as flip-flapping...

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