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THE UNPOPULAR SPEAKER IS GIVING DEMOCRATS HOPE

STOCKBROKER JERRY ESTRUTH, WHO IS making his first bid for Congress, is not running against his opponent. Instead, his TV ads feature a photo of a scowling Newt Gingrich above a warning about the House Speaker's proposed cuts in Medicare and education. "Jerry Estruth for Congress," an announcer says. "Newt Gingrich hasn't heard of him...But he will." The ad makes no mention of Estruth's real foe, state senator Tom Campbell.

In the 1994 congressional elections, G.O.P. candidates won by running against Bill Clinton. This year the bogey man is the increasingly unpopular House Speaker. In the Nov. 7 Kentucky Governor's election,...

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