Republican Rebounds

Lost an election? Looking for a new job? No problem, if you're a Republican. George Bush is making a habit of employing G.O.P. candidates after they've lost elections. The President enjoyed a similar favor from Richard Nixon. After Bush lost a 1970 Texas Senate race to Lloyd Bentsen, he avoided political obscurity when Nixon made him ambassador to the United Nations.

Politician

Edward Madigan

Setback

His Illinois House seat faced redistricting, forcing a primary run against a fellow Republican and friend, House minority leader Bob Michel.

Reward

Lobbied for, and was named, Secretary of Agriculture.

Politician

Patricia Saiki

Setback

After a...

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