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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, March 26,. 1980-Page 7
Anderson 'too conservative'

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GEORGE BUSH SAVORED his victory in the Connecticut primary
yesterday, but he lost to Republican leader Ronald Reagan in the more
delegate-rich New York race.'
*KennedyBush gain

Special to the Daily
MADISON - Wisconsin, like Califor-
nia, has a history of supporting political
mavericks, from Eugene McCarthy in
1968 to George McGovern in 1972. That
is precisely why California Governor
Edmund Brown, Jr. is pinning his 1980
presidential ambitions on the state
which spawned the progressive party in
the ea-ly 1900s.
Brownhas practically lived in this
state for the past month, returning to
California for only three days last week
before resuming active campaigning
here. But Brown's hopes are now being
threatened, not by President Carter,
but by John Anderson, the Republican
moderate who is crowding Brown for
the state's liberal and independent
BY HISTORIC accounts at least,
Brown is Wisconsin's kind of politician.
Wisconsin is the home of Senator
William Proxmire, Congress' leading
penny pincher who has made a one-man
crusade of challenging government
waste and cost overruns.
Brown, like Proxmire, calls himself a
fiscal tightwad. He called for a balan-
ced federal budget back in 1978, two
years before President Carter decided
to eliminate the federal deficit.
Brown made headlines as the new
governor in his state when he froze his
own salary and shunned the governor's
mansion for a bachelor's apartment.
WISCONSIN IS the home of the
Progressive Party of Robert "Fighting
Bob" LaFollette, who ran his 1900
gubernatorial campaign mixing radical
economic reform with an isolationist
foreign policy. Brown, who has invoked
the LaFollette name here, calls for
public representation on the boards of
multinational corporations and for a
national importing authority to pur-
chase foreign oil. And Brown's calls for
protectionist trade legislation and a
North American regional common
market hark to isolationism.
But now Brown is worried that An-
derson may co-opt the independents
who are allowed to crossover and vote
for Republicans and the liberal
Democrats dissatisfied with both Car-
ter and Sen. Edward Kennedy. After his
strong showing in Massachusetts,
Vermont, and his native Illinois, An-
derson is looking to Wisconsin to keep
him in the race for the Republican
BROWN HAS now turned his attack
from Carter to Anderson. In a speech
before a student audience in
Milwaukee, he opened by explaining
"the Brown/Anderson difference,"
pointing out some Anderson positions
he hopes might dismay some of Ander-
son's liberal backers. For instance, ac-
cording to Brown:
" Anderson voted for the neutron

bomb, and supports a 15.6 billion in-
crease in the military budget;
* Anderson voted against the federal
"Office of Consumer Protection," a top
priority of consumer advocate Ralph
* Anderson voted for the Clinch
River breeder reactor, and Brown calls
him "the leading proponent of nuclear
power in Congress;"
" The AFL-CIO gave Anderson a 72
per cent anti-union voting record; and
" Anderson supported the Vietnam
War policies of both Richard Nixon and
Gerald Ford.
BROWN'S CAMPAIGN aides in the
state are admitting that Anderson's ap-
peal to liberals and independents will
cut into the support Brown had hoped
would give him an upset here over
President Carter. Said Brown's press
secretary Steve Rivers, "There's been
a real successful effort on (Anderson's)
part to obscure his record. He appeals
to the people who would likely support
Brown s assistant press secretary,
Pat Boushell, was more direct: "An-
derson's projecting himself as a liberal,
when in reality he's a conservative - at
best a moderate Republican. When you
put him next to Ronald Reagan or Phil
Crane or Bob Dole, he comes across as
remarkably liberal."
Brown's supporters in the state have
een stressing Anderson's conservative
record on the economy, on nuclear
power, and on military spending.
Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who
is campaigning here for Brown, said, "I
can't understand how any liberals can
turn to Congressman John Anderson."
student and anti-war activist Tom
Hayden - now a Brown supporter -
said, "Anderson is a pro-nuclear, anti-
consumer, anti-labor Republican who is
no more liberal than 200 members ofE
Congress who are Democrats." Hayden
said that if Anderson campaigned on
his real record, "then you'd see how
much support he'd have from

Doonesbury and from liberals."
Brown has formally challenged An-
derson to a debate here in Wisconsin
before next Tuesday's primary, an in-
vitation the Rockford Republican has
so far ignored. In response to Brown's
letter formally challenging him, An-
derson remarked, "When we are the
nominees of our respective parties I
would be happy to, and fully expect to
debate Governor Brown. In the mean-
time, I think this call is probably a little
gimmickey - it is designed to draw at-
tention to his campaign."
Both Brown and Anderson are cam-
paigning heavily in Madisdn, home of
the University of Wisconsin and
Progressive magazine. Madison
typically votes overwhelmingly liberal,
and the students here have a potential
for forming a virtual army of can-
vassers and volunteers.

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and Literatures
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on the occasion of his appointment as
March 26, 1980-4:10 p.m.
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(Continued from Page 1)
blacks. For the first time, bot
seemed solidly for Kenne
figures from upstate and the
indicated that the President h
tantial lead. And a key loss
W4redicted by the experts to fi
an end to Kennedy's pre:
aspirations in 1980, though ht
would continue.
FOR THE Democrats, Co
was not expected to be crucia
was expected to win there,
margin was uncertain.
But for the Republicans, the
one-time front runner Bush s
hinge on yesterday's results in
icut. A graduate of Yale, and
late Connecticut governor
Bush, the former U.N. aml
needed this state to regain at le
of the momentum he once poss
He campaigned heavily
altering his regular schedul
some events in the final ft
Wherever he travelled, he trig
tray himself in between Rea
Anderson, hoping moderates v
him as the only alternati,
lmost-certain Reagan nominE

But a recent University of Connec-
h groups ticut poll indicated he was behind
dy. But Reagan. Forty-three per cent were un-
suburbs decided, however, a factor Bush in-
ad a sub- siders pray will thrust him to victory.
here was Anderson also campaigned actively
nally put in the last week in Connecticut, but his
sidential campaign is stressing next week's
e said he primary in Wisconsin. That state allows
a cross-over vote, Anderson's most
nnecticut vital weapon.
l. Carter Kennedy flew to Washington to spend
but the a few hours at his suburban home
before returning to New York last night
future of to receive the voters' verdict.
eemed to Earler, Kennedy told reporters he
n Connec- believed there had been a "good
son of the response"' to his campaign in New
Prescott York, where 282 delegates to the
bassador Democratic National Convention were
east some at stake. In Connecticut, 54 delegates
essed. were up for grabs.
Y there1 Several of Kennedy's aides had
e to add predicted an upset victory in New York,
ew days. but the public opinion polls pointed the
ed to por- other way.
agan and A survey taken for the New York
would see Daily News showed Carter with a
ve to an commanding 55 per cent to 37 per cent
ation. lead over Kennedy.

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Lie down and be counted.

MSA debates Fishbowl
renovations and cost

(Continued from Page 1)
-funding was secured last Friday at a
meeting between University Vice-
President and Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff and MSA officers.
Brinkerhoff is out of town for the week
and tie exact details of the University
funding could not be confirmed.
The proposed renovation includes a
coffee bar, a wall and kiosk for student

posting and a seating area for students
in the Fishbowl's southwest corner.
In related news, 127 students haved
declared their candidacy for the MSA
election April 8 and 9. Election Director
Ross Romeo said that this number of
candidates represents a 13 per cent in-
crease in the number of students run-
ning for MSA office.

Daily Classifieds Bring Results!1
Call 764-0557


President Jimmy Carter signed up 51 times.

In America, 3% of the people give 100% of all the
blood that's freely donated.
Which means that if only 1 % more people-
maybe you-became donors, it would add
over thirty percent more blood to America's
voluntary bloodstream. Think of it!
But forget arithmetic. Just concentrate
on one word.
The word is Easy.
Giving blood is easy. You hardly feel it (in fact,
some people say they feel better physically after

a blood donation).
And. of course. everybody feels better emotional/v.


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