Political Grapevine 1986

Backstairs maneuvers, as well as front-parlor debates, shape a campaign. Here are some late, private dispatches from the political front:

Nunn's tentative endorsement. Georgia Senator Sam Nunn has decided to endorse fellow Southerner Albert Gore right after the Iowa caucuses -- unless Richard Gephardt wins that contest. In that event, Nunn will wait and watch for a while. Gephardt, who is from Missouri, has support among moderates in the South and could be Gore's greatest rival on Super Tuesday.

Scenes from a Marriage. They have endured scandal and relentless scrutiny. But after 20 days of campaigning, almost all of them side...

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