The Safe Seats


ARIZONA Dennis DeConcini's fight against Robert Bork hasn't hurt him in his conservative state.

HAWAII The case against Spark Matsunaga is that he is "too liberal" and "too lazy." No matter.

MAINE Popular George Mitchell is concentrating on the race to succeed retiring majority leader Robert Byrd.

MARYLAND Alan Keyes, one of two black Republicans nominated for the Senate, will lose to Paul Sarbanes.

MASSACHUSETTS They still love Ted Kennedy.

MICHIGAN Although Donald Riegle has been accused of financial conflicts, he suits Michigan voters fine.

MONTANA Garrulous John Melcher is a prime G.O.P. target. But ConradBurns, 53, doesn't excite voters.


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