CAMPAIGN '96: GETTING SQUARED AWAY FOR BATTLE

MAVERICK BOB KERREY WAS AN ODD CHOICE TO HEAD THE DEMOCRATIC EFFORT TO TAKE BACK THE SENATE, BUT HE'S PROVING THAT HE CAN BE A TEAM PLAYER AFTER ALL

The thing to remember about Bob Kerrey is not that he's an ornery iconoclast (the man will sometimes disagree for the sake of disagreeing), not that he hates being bridled (just try to get him to follow a schedule), not that he's ambivalent about Bill Clinton (and a lot of other things), but that he's a good soldier.

When Tom Daschle, the Senate minority leader, asked Kerrey to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (D.S.C.C.), it was a downright curious choice. The job, which is to raise money for Democratic senatorial candidates, is usually reserved for a partisan loyalist. Kerrey, the...

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