Nation: The Right of Every Citizen

One press conference in a slightly troubled campaign

The lounge at the Town Tennis Club on Manhattan's East Side was carefully arranged for the press conference. A long table held a portable public address system. The candidate's campaign brochures were stacked neatly. It was just one of thousands of such meetings between reporters and presidential candidates this year and next. But this one last week was different. The only reporter present was TIME National Political Correspondent John Stacks. His report:

The empty chairs do not faze Larry Pressler, 37, the smiling Senator from...

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