REPUBLICANS

THEY ONLY LOOK FLUSH--TROUBLE IN G.O.P. PARADISE

You'd think they were on top of the world, but just when the Republican National Committee had its best week in a year--winning two statehouses and a congressional seat--a potential revolt divided the party's ranks. What's it about? Money. A top official told TIME that the G.O.P. is more than $7 million in debt--more than half again what it claimed last week. Fund raising is lackluster, and party elders didn't like it when G.O.P. chairman JIM NICHOLSON directed $800,000 to radio ads in Staten Island, though the congressional candidate was never hurting. Nicholson, who replaced HALEY BARBOUR two years ago, is...

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