Notebook, Feb. 19, 1996


Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is recruiting millionaires who can self-finance their runs for the Senate. This has stirred controversy in North Carolina, where Republican war horse Jesse Helms looks vulnerable and Helms' 1990 foe, Harvey Gantt, wants to make another run at him. Gantt has edged ahead of Helms in recent polls, yet Kerrey has encouraged Charlie Sanders, a former Glaxo chief executive, to run. Insiders say Kerrey touted Sanders to big Democratic contributors at a recent retreat in Aspen, Colorado. Officially, a Kerrey spokesman says both Gantt and Sanders...

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