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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 8, 1978-Page 7

Incumbent Bullard wins; Pierce triumphs

(Continued from Page 1)
vacated by retiring state Senator
Gilbert Bursley. Bullard led Buchanan
by about two to one, 15,130to 7,419.
The 48-year-old Pierce, an Ann Arbor
physician, was especially jubilant over
the victory.
"There are people in this room,"
Pierce told the large group of suppor-
ters gathered in the basement of the
Bell Tower Hotel, "who have worked
politically with me for 14 years. . . I'm
going to try to be the best Democratic
state senator this district has ever had.
"I'M GOING to take my wife to
Europe for 16 days -. . . then I'm going
to come back and work like hell."
Bullard, also, was exuberant.
"Lewt's make Ann Arbor the
showcase of progressive politics," he
urged the crowd minutes after Pierce.
"The Democratic Party has a lot to be
proud of; we are going to continue and
win the mayoral race in the spring."
Pierce had twice been defeated for

federal office, first losing in 1974 in a
bid for the nomination to the 2nd
district U.S. Congressional seat and
then being narrowly defeated by Rep.
Carl Pursell in the general election for
that position in 1976.
PIERCE IS perhaps the best known
local political figure not currently in of-
fice. Ten years ago the grey-haired
physician abandoned his private prac-
tice to establish the Summit Medical
Center which provides low-cost service
to low income patients. He had said if
defeated in this election, he would not
again seek public office.
Bullard, 36, has pushed through laws
on controversial topics such as en-
vironmental protection, government
secrecy, and freedom of information.
The University Law School graduate
said last night he would continue to
push for marijuana decriminalization,
hoping to get a bill passed during the
lame duck session.
Bullard's opponent Buchanan, a 27-

year-old lawyer with a local firm, was
running his first race. "I don't know
what you have to do-I've been cam-
paigning for five months and two days
now. I guess they want a socialist," the
self acclaimed "libertarian conser-
vative" said in concession last night.
Pierce's rival, Colburn, 38, is a
University speech professor and has
served on the boards of several cor-
porations and unions. Colburn said last
night he needed more time to catch
Pierce. He did not become an official
candidate until September 27 when a

recount showed him the narrow victor
over City Councilman Ronald
Trowbridge (Fourth Ward) in a hotly
contested primary. Trowbridge was
originally announced as the winner by
one vote in that race.
Pierce campaigned on a platform
that stressed a need for government to
try to regain the trust of the people.
"The mood and tone of the electorate-is
so anti-government" that elected of-
ficials must "at least start people on the
road to believeing that the political
process works," Pierce has said.

What would Socrates
think of Cinci?',
If you question long enough and deep enough, certain truths
about Cinci become evident.
It has a hearty, full-bodied flavor. It is smooth and easy going
down. And, the quality of its head is fact rather than philosophical
We think there's one truth about Cinci that Socrates would not
question: Its too good to gulp. As any rational man can taste.

Miliken creams Fitzgerald

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
A VICTORIOUS PERRY BULLARD beams a wide grin as he greets supporters
at the Ann Arbor Democratic headquarters. Bullard overwhelmed his Republican
adversary, Douglas Buchanan, en route to his fourth term.
Levin ous veteran Griffin
(Continued from Page 1)
"a unique perspective to bring to the
as much as seven points-and spent United States Senate," having 'dealt
over $1.7 million to save his seat, the with federal programs at the local
most money ever spent on a senate level.
campaign in Michigan. Most of that But Levin must share the credit for
went into buying media time. his victory with the man he
LEVIN, BY CONTRAST, started out beat-Robert Griffin himself. In April
ahead in the polls and spent only 1977, Griffin announced that he would
$700,000, or less than half what Griffin retire from public officea Griffin said
spent. then that he was "tired," and tht
Levin enters the United States Senate Michigan needed fresh blood in the
as a novice to statewide politics. His Senate. Griffin later changed his mind,
previous political career consisted of but on the campaign trail, Levin never
eight years on the Detroit City Council, let the senator forget his remarks.
four of those years as its president. SO GRIFFIN spent most of his time
Throughout the campaign, Levin main- on the defensive, responding to Levin's
tained that that background gave him charging and trying to convince voters
that he really was committed to his job.

(Continued from Page 1)
MIlliken first heard of his probable
victory after he returned from dinner.
He stepped out of his car outside the
Renaissance Center in Detroit and was
informed that CBS had projected him
the overwhelming winner.
Fitzgerald walked to the podium at
the Fairlane Manor in Dearborn at 11
p.m. to make his concession speech.
The tall bachelor appeared pale in
defeat. His eyes moistened as the band
played "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
"The people of Michigan may have
missed the opportunity to put one of the
finest human beings in the chair of
governor," said Fitzgerald. He
congratulated both the governor and
the Lieutenant Governor James
Brickley and their wives and
acknowledged Milliken's over-
whelming popularity across the state.
STANDIN NEXT to his candidate for
lieutenant governor, Libby Maynard,
Fitzgerald said, "No matter what the
result, all of us are committed to
keeping this state moving. . . We
narrowed the gap, we knew the gover-
nor was popular across the state but
coming from so far behind, this was one
hell of an effort." -
Attorney General Frank Kelley was
elected to a sixth term by a three-to-one
landslide over Republican challenger
Stephen Brandsorger, a Grand Rapids

attorney. Kelley, 53, has been attorney
general since 1961 and has always been
heavily supported by unions and the
Democratic party. Early last night,
with 5 per cent of the vote counted
Kelley had 78 per~cent of the vote.
Secretary of State Richard Austin
buried state Representative Melvin
Larsen by a three to one margin.
Austin, 65, has made sweeping cost-
saving changes in operators' license
and vehicle license procedures since he
was elected in 1970. Austin has also
linked voter registration with driver
and vehicle registration at secretary of
state offices throughout the state. 1
Also, voters kept two state Supreme
Court justices in office. G. Mennen
"Soapy" Williams, who hold the record
for longevity in the governor's office,
was re-elected to the high court as was
James Ryan. Although the high court
race is non-partisan, Williams was en-
dorsed by Democrats, while Ryan had
the GOP nod. Their victories ensure the
one vote Democratic majority on the
Fitzgerald failed to win a single
student dominated ward or precinct in
Ann Arbor. One of his campaign
workers, who refused to be identified,
said he was not surprised by that result.
He said Fitzgerald's ardent anti-abor-
tion stand probably kept him from win-
ning the wards.
There are about 130 million television
sets in American homes. This is more
than the number of autos, bathtubs,
washing machines or refrigerators in

Prop. D win hikes drinking age
(Continued from Pap 1)

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Proposal D lost better than two to one
in Anm Arbor, but that was not nearly"
enough to-offset the rest of the state's
totals. Returns last night showed the
proposal with a comfortable lead, 55 to
45 per cent.
DRINKERS in Ann Arbor bars last
night were unhappy, to say the least,
with the results although none of the
soon to be underage drinkers expresed
any intentions of giving up their
At Dooley's, Literary College
sophomore Jim Isaacson, 19, said his
RA has already said he would buy beer
for those on his hall.
On the other proposals, as of late
last night, voters:
* Soundly defeated Proposal A,
which would have called a con-
stitutional convention to revise the
state's '15-year-old document;
*Approved Proposal B, which would
elimnate reduction of prison sentences
for "good time;"

. Approved Proposal C, which would * Narrowly approved Proposall
allow state funds to be deposited in which allocates 90 per cent of the stat
Credit Unions and Savings and Loans; gasoline taxes for roafls and a
* Approved Proposal G, which would creates a state Department of Tr
give State Police troopers the right to sportation; and
collective bargaining;
* Approved Proposal K, which would " Defeated Proposal R, which wot
allow judges to deny bail for those ac- have created a state railroa
cused of certain serious crimes; redevelopment authority.
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