The House: Political Genes and Reaganomics

All in the family

Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District is brand new, and so are the candidates. But it is old family ties that dominate the electoral showdown between Republican Cynthia ("Cissy") Baker, daughter of Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr., and Democrat James Cooper, son of former Tennessee Governor Prentice Cooper.

"I want to be known as Cissy Baker, not as Howard Baker's daughter," protested Baker, 26, before her Aug. 5 primary victory. To prove it she pointedly asked her father to stay out of her campaign. "It just about killed him to...

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