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Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 7, 1984
GOP wrests a few offices away from Democrats

Republicans hold Senate control

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Republicans
retained control of the Senate yester-
day but not without some casualties as
Democrats chalked up enough victories
to prevent President Reagan's lan-
dslide from translating into a GOP rout
in that chamber.
The president's party, which gained
command of the Senate in 1980 after
being out of power for 25 years, ap-
peared headed for a net loss of one or
two seats when the new Congress con-
venes in January.
Republicans held a 55-45 majority in
the Senate.
In a major psychological victory for
the GOP, two-term Senate veteran
Jesse Helms, the leading spokesman
for the new right, won re-election over
Gov. James Hunt in North Carolina
following a mudslinging campaign. The
two candidate spent a total of $22
million in the race, a historic high for
the Senate.
In another close Senate race, GOP in-
cumbent 18-year veteran Charles Percy,
chairman of the Foreign Relations
Committee, trailed liberal
Democratic Rep. Paul Simon in Illinois.
A loss by Percy would put the North
Carolina senator, an arch-conser-
Jac Losma te Rpubicn snatril callnge, ddrsse acrod lst vative, in line to become the next
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee.
BUT IN A hotly fought contest, Iowa
Republican Sen. Roger Jepsen, beset
with controversies over his personal
life, was defeated in his bid for a
second term by Democratic Rep. Tom
Harkin.
Republican Mitch McConnell latched
on to Reagan's coattails in Kentucky,
scoring an upset win over two-term in-
cumbent Walter Huddleston.
But Democrats offset that loss by
seizing a Republican-held seat in Ten-
nessee, where Rep. Albert Gore -
whose father served in the Senate -
defeated Republican Victor Ashe in the
race to succeed retiring Majority
Leader Howard Baker.

VOTER TURNOUT was high around
the nation, a factor that Democratic
Senate leaders had claimed earlier
would benefit their candidates. Yester-
day's outcome, although short of the
gains hoped for by Democrats, was
nothing near a repeat of four years ago,
when a dozen Democratic incumbents
were booted.
Democrats are now in a good pos-
ition to recapture the chamber in 1986,
when 22 Republican incumbents but
only 12 Democrats are up for re-
election.
Voters filled nearly one-third of the
seats in the 100-member Senate, and
both parties had anticipated the GOP to;
retain control for two more years.
PRESIDENTIAL coattails rarely
have the same effect in Senate races as
they do in House races. And this year,
the closely contested Senate races were
of such high visibility that officials of*
both parties said they doubted
President Reagan's popularity would
swing any votes.
Republican Rep. Phil Gramm - who
sponsored Reagan's budget cuts in the
House as a Democrat before switching
parties - defeated Democratic state
Sen. Lloyd Dogett in Texas for the seat
vacated by retiring Republican Sen.
John Tower.
Democrats retained control of two
other "open" seats. In Massachusetts,
Lt. Gov. John Kerry defeated GOP
businessman Raymond Shamie for the
seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Paul
Tsongas. And in West Virginia
Democratic Gov. Jay Rockefeller beat
Republican John Raese in the race to
succeed Democrat Jennings Randolph,
retiring after a congressional career
spanning 50 years.
ALSO RE-ELECTED to new six-year
terms were Democrat Sens. Sam Nunn
of Georgia, Joseph Biden of Delaware,
David Boren of Oklahoma, Bill Bradley

Percv
... may lose seat

Helms
... could seek Percy's chair
Idaho, William Armstrong of Colorad.,
and Mark Hatfield of Oregon.
Democratic officials had predicted a
gain of two to four seats in the Senate
contests. Republican officials agreed
this was possible, but said a.. f
Democratic gain of two or less seats
was more likely.
Sen. J. Bennett Johnston (D-La.) hadr
won a new term even before balloting
began. He was re-elected in a Septem-
ber primary and his name did not ap-
pear on yesterday's ballot.

of New Jersey, Howell Heflin of
Alabama, Claiborne Pell of Rhode
Island and David Pryor of Arkansas.
Republicans re-elected included
Sens. Strom Thurmond of South
Carolina, who won his sixth term; John
Warner of Virginia, Nancy Kassebaum
of Kansas, Thad Cochran of Mississip-
pi, Pete Domenici of New Mexico,
William Cohen of Maine, Larry
Pressler of South Dakota, Gordon
Humphrey of New Hampshire, Al Sim-
pson of Wyoming, James McClure of

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Jack Lousma, the Republican senatorial challenger, addresses a crowd last
night in Ann Arbor's Sheraton Inn.
Pursell holds 2nd
Congressional district

Senate races

By LILY ENG
with wire reports
Claiming victory in the 2nd
Congressional District, Republican in-
cumbent Carl Pursell was extremely
pleased last night about his win.
Pursell said last night that he feels he
has done extremely well throughout the
whole district. The 2nd Congressional
District consists of most of Washtenaw
County and extends into parts of
Hillsdale and Jackson Counties.
"I was fairly comfortable going into
the election," Pursell said, "We did our
homework and are happy with the
results."
Michael McCauley, the Democratic
nominee, lost by about 50% of the votes
at last count. McCauley, a Plymouth-
Canton High School teacher, said the
whole campaign has been a good lear-
ning experience.
"We presented the issues clearly and
made Pursell more accountable in his
actions," McCauley said last night at
his Plymouth home.
James Hudler, the Libertarian can-
didate, said his campaign has been suc-
cessful for his party. "It's been suc-
cessful for the Libertarians in
organizing the party," Hudler said.
Enlisting 20 to 30 more people in
Washtenaw County, Hudler and his par-
ty's main objective was to increase
knowledge about the Libertarians. The
Libertarians oppose excessive gover-
nment involvement in people's lives.
McCauley waged a combative battled
against Pursell. He said he was pleased
that his campaign brought out many
issues.
"We forced Pursell to defend his
stands on the MX missiles," McCauley
said. Pursell had said that his support
of the MX missiles was due to its use a a
bargaining chip. McCauley, on the
other hand, called the missile project a
waste of tax dollars.
McCauley, who campaigned against
Pursell in the Democratic primaries
where he faced Donald Grimes, said
that the lack of name recognition was a
direct factor in the race.
"I know I knocked on a heck of a lot of
doors in the 2nd Congressional
District," McCauley said.
Four-time incumbent Pursell said he
will start thanking supporters today.
Unsure of whether he will run again for
a U.S. House seat, McCauley said he
will wait to see what is best for the par-
ty.

election by closely identifying them-
selves with Reagan and his program.
"There's no question that the
president is a popular man," Speaker of
the House Thomas O'Neill had said
earlier. But he also contended "there's
no question" millions of Americans
have been hurt by budget cuts proposed
by Reagan and approved by Congress.
Tight contests abounded around the
country, but in a host of states where
Reagan triumphed, evidence mounted
he might not carry other Republican
candidates along with him.
Michigan
Congressional
Districts
Following is a list of the
Democratic and Republican can-
didates for Michigan's 18 seats in the
House of Representatives. The in-
cumbent representatives are
denoted with an (x) next to the
name. For those races which had
been decided at press time this mor-
ning, the winner is denoted with a
star.
1ST DISTRICT
D-John Conyers (x)
R-Edward Mack
2ND DISTRICT
D-Mike McCauley
R-Carl Pursell (x)
3RD DISTRICT
R-Jackie McGregor
D-Howard Wolpe (x)
4TH DISTRICT
D - Charles Rodebaugh
* R - Mark Siljander (x)
5TH DISTRICT
R-Paul Henry.
D-Gary McInerney
6TH DISTRICT
* D-Bob Carr (x)
R-Tom Ritter
7TH DISTRICT
* D-Dale Kildee (x)
R-none
8TH DISTRICT
R-John Heussner
* D-Bob Traxler (x)
9TH DISTRICT
D-John Senger
*R-Guy Vander Jagt
10TH DISTRICT
D-Don Albosta (x)
R-Bill Schuette
11TH DISTRICT
R-Bob Davis (x)
D-Tom Stewart
12TH DISTRICT
D-David Bonior (x)
R-Eugene Tyza
13TH DISTRICT
D-George Crockett (x)
R-Robert Murphy
14TH DISTRICT
D-Dennis Hertel (x)
R-John Lauve

Levin, Lousma await
final election results

(continued from Page 1)
"THE EXIT polls don't look so good,
but I haven't believed in polls
throughout the campaign," Lousma
told supporters gathered at the Ann Ar-
bor Sheraton Inn. "My friend Carl
Levin would agree not to concede
anything until all the votes are coun-
ted."
Lousma then left to thank supporters
in Dearborn.
In Detroit's Cobo Hall, Levin ap-

peared about 11 p.m. to thank his sup-
porters and predict a victory if the
night went as the polls said it would.
"If the polls hold up, we're going back
to Washington," he said.
Levin then quickly exited from the
room, returned about a half-hour later
to answer reporters questions, and
went to bed after scheduling an 11 a.m.
press conference.
- UPI contributed to this story

Following is a list of the
Democratic and Republican can-
didates in the 33 Senate races which
were contested yesterday. The in-
cumbent senators are denoted with
an (x) next to the name. For those
races which had been decided at
press time this morning, the winner
is denoted with a star:
ALABAMA
*D-Howell Heflin} (x)
R-Albert Smith
ALASKA
D-John Havelock
R-Ted Stevens (x)
ARKANSAS
R-Ed Bethune
*D-David Pryor (x)
COLORADO
*R-William Armstrong (x)
D-Nancy Dick
DELAWARE
*D-Joseph Biden (x)
R-John Burris
GEORGIA
R-Mike Hicks
*D-Sam Nunn (x)
IDAHO
D-Peter Busch
*R-James McClure (x)
ILLINOIS
R-Charles Percy (x)
D-Paul Simon
IOWA
*D-Tom Harkin
R-Roger Jepsen(x)
KANSAS
*R-Nancy Kassebaum (x)
D-James Maher
KENTUCKY
D-Walter Huddleston (x)
*R-Mitch McConnell
LOUISIANA
*R-J. Bennett Johnston (x)
D-none
MAINE
*R-William Cohen (x)
D-Elizabeth Mitchell
MASSACHUSETTS
*D-John Kerry
R-Raymond Shamie
MICHIGAN
D-Carl Levin (x)
R-Jack Lousma

MINNESOTA
R-Rudy Boschwitz (x)
D-Joan Growe
MISSISSIPPI
*R-Thad Cochran (x)
D-William Winter
MONTANA
D-Max Baucus (x)
R-Chuck Cozzens
NEBRASKA
*D-J.J. Exon (x)
R-Nancy Hoch
NEW HAMPSHIRE
D-Norman D'Amours
*R-Gordon Humphrey (x)
NEW JERSEY
*D-Bill Bradley (x)
R-Mary Mochary
NEW MEXICO
*R-Pete Domenici (x)
D-Judith Pratt
NORTH CAROLINA
*R-Jesse Helms (x)
D-James Hunt
OKLAHOMA
*D-David Boren (x)
R-Will Crozier
OREGON
*R-Mark Hatfield
D-Margie Hendriksen
RHODE ISLAND
R-Barbara Leonard
* D-Claiborne Pell (x)
SOUTH CAROLINA
D-Melvin Pervis
*R-Strom Thurmond (x)
SOUTH DAKOTA
D-George Cunningham
*R-Larry Pressler (x)
TENNESSEE
R-Victor Ashe
*D-Albert Gore
TEXAS
D-Lloyd Doggett
*R-Phil Gramm
VIRGINIA
D-Edythe Harrison
*R-John Warner (x)
WEST VIRGINIA
R-John Raese
* D-Jay Rockefeller
WYOMING
D-Victor Ryan
*R-Al Simpson (x)

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Bullard wins reelection

From staff reports
Incumbent State Rep. Perry Bullard
easily won reelection yesterday,
defeating perennial candidate Paul
Jensen. Meanwhile Jensen declared his
candidacy for Mayor of Ann Arbor.
Early this morning Bullard was win-
ning his sixth consecutive race for the
53rd District seat in Lansing by a 2-1
margin.
Bullard spent much of the campaign
discussing the national election and
supporting the effort to make Ann Ar-
bor a nuclear free zone. Last night he
said President Reagan's reelection will
mean "more bad economic news for
Michigan.
"In the next four years, Reagan's op-

ponents must work hard to prevent a
nuclear war, organize against
American invasion of defenseless coun-
tries overseas and be ready to pick up
the pieces in the next depression," he
said.
"Reagan's economic policies have
set the stage for world financial collap-
se," Bullard added.
Jensen, attending the party for
Senate candidate Jack Lousma, said he
concentrated his campaign on campus
areas.
Declaring Ann Arbor "just as
challenging as Lansing," Jensen said
he would again run for mayor of Ann
Arbor in the upcoming April election.
"I could be like Lennon," Jensen
said. "I am a great thinker."

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in North Carolina and Rhode Island and
retained GOP seats in four other states.
But the Democrats protected executive
mansions in Arkansas and Montana.
In Montana, incumbent Democrat
Ted Schwinden defeated Republican
State Sen. Pat Goodover.
In North Carolina, six-term
Republican Rep. Jim Martin defeated
Democratic Attorney General Rufus
Edmisten, a protege of former Sen.
Sam Ervin. With 37 percent of the
returns in, Martin had 393,100, for 56
percent of the total cast, compared to
Edmisten's 307,678, or 44 percent.

vai F'aubus, won a iandsidae victory
over Republican Woody Freeman, a
political newcomer.
Of the 13 governorships at stake, six
were held by Democrats and seven by
Republicans. Six governors were
seeking re-election - two Democrats
and four Republicans.
The last time the Republican Party
held a majority of state houses was in
1969, when the GOP had 32 of the gover-
norships.
In Indiana, Republican Gov. Robert
Orr was declared the winner for a
second term over Democrat State Sen.
Wayne Townsend shortly after the polls

Governor races

Following is a list of the
Democratic and Republican can-
didates in the 13 states which elected
governors yesterday. The incum-
bent governors are denoted with an
(x) next to the name. For those
races which had been decided at
press time this morning, the winner
is denoted with a star:
ARKANSAS
*D-Bill Clinton (x)
R-Woody Freeman
DELAWARE

NEW HAMPSHIRE
D-Chris Spirou
*R-John Sununu (x)
NORTH CAROLINA
D-Rufus Edmisten
*R-James Martin
NORTH DAKOTA
R-Allen Olson (x)
D-George Sinner
RHODE ISLAND
*R-Edward DiPrete
D-Anthony Solomon
UTAH
*R- Nnrmn R n n rrtuer

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