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THE ACCUSATIONS OF A 19TH WOMAN FINALLY ALIENATE PACKWOOD FROM HIS REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES

The signals being sent to Bob Packwood are subtle, as befits the Senate, but they have begun to carry a powerful message. At the G.O.P.'s weekly Senators-only lunches, some Republicans now avoid sitting near him. When Packwood's colleagues gather for votes on the Senate floor, they hardly ever include him in their convivial chatter. Rarer still is the consoling sidelong murmur he used to hear so frequently: "How's it going, Bob?" The message is evident to everyone, it seems, but the Senator himself, who believes collegial sympathy may be his salvation. "A number of them are praying for me," he says....

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