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November 1,! :
GOP fights to continue growth
Texas vote crucial to Reagan
United Press International
AUSTIN —Gov. William Cle
ments’ election four years ago
broke a 100-year Democratic
Party stranglehold on Texas,
but the Democrats hope to shove
the upstart Republicans back a
few rungs on the ladder in Tues
day’s crucial general election.
Meanwhile, the Republicans
want to continue the upward
swing they began with the elec
tion of Clements — the first
GOP governor since Recon
struction — and nourished with
President Reagan’s victory in
The outcome of the races for
governor and U.S. Senate in
an agriculture commissioner, a
state treasurer, a comptroller, a
land commissioner, a railroad
commissioner, a member of the
state Supreme Court and Court
Texas could be a key to Reagan’s
re-election chances in 1984 since
Republicans Clements and sena
torial candidate, Rep. Jim Col
lins, are strong supporters.
Voters also will elect U.S.
House members, a lieutenant
governor, an attorney general,
“Legal training and courtroom
practice in the Rules of Civil Pro
cedure and Evidence are increas
ingly necessary as the Texas
Legislature increases the jurisdic
tions of Texas JP courts. I am a
licensed, practicing attorney — my
opponent is not!’’
“The Democrats are
working harder for a lot
of different reasons.
One is 1978; one is Bill
Clements, his policies,
his personality. ” — Joe
Gagen, the executive di
rector of the state
Democratic Party
tive director of the state Demo
cratic Party told UPI. “One is
1978; one is Bill Clements, his
policies, his personality.
“A lot of people sat home and
saw Bill Clements elected in
1978 and a lot of people sat
home in 1980 and watched
Ronald Reagan elected,” he
said. “They feel bad about it and
want to undo it.”
Not since 1976, Cagen says,
have the Democrats been more
unified and organized in Texas.
But Chet Upham, chairman
of the state Republican Party,
predicts Tuesday’s election will
transform Texas into a true two-
;office in the
party system.
of Criminal Appeals and 182
members of the Legislature.
Also on the ballot will be six
proposed new amendments to
the state Constitution.
The Republicans have spent
a lot of money — about $ 10 mil
lion — to re-elect Clements, but
the Democrats say Attorney
General Mark White will make it
up through hard work and by
turning out traditional Demo
cratic voters.
“The Democrats are working
harder for a lot of different
reasons,” Joe Cagen, the execu-
“I’m satisfied we’re going to
make some good gains in this
election,” he said. “In traveling
around the rural parts of this
state, I’ve talked to a lot of old-
time conservative Democrats,
and there’s going to be an awful
lot of switching.”
The Senate matchup be
tween Democratic Sen. Lloyd
Bentsen and Collins is impor
tant, but the governor’s race is
viewed by most as the key race in
Tuesday’s election.
If White wins, Gagen says, “It
puts the Republicans on the
“It would mean they’ve lost
the most prestigious otfic
state and that makes a differ
ence in raising money and re
cruiting candidates.
“It would make a difference
in the 1984 presidential elec
tions and it means about 12,000
patronage appointments for a
four-year term,” he said.
The governor’s race is consi
dered by most a toss-up that
could hinge on the number of
people who vote.
The estimate of voter turnout
has ranged from as low as 38
percent to as high as 48 percent.
Secretary of State David
Dean, using an analysis of past
elections, has predicted the
turnout will be 42 percent or ab
out 2.5 million Texas voters.
White has disputed Dean’s
“I think you’ll find we’re
going to have one of the biggest
voter turnouts in Texas history,”
he said. “People are mad as the
devil at Bill Clements.”
But Upham, who predicts a
turnout of 39 or 40 percent, says
it does not matter how many
people vote.
“I’m predicting we’re going
to win anyway,” he said. “Most of
the people who turn out and
vote are Republicans and con
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For more info call Bill 260-1958.
Country muskfot
scholar to talkit .
A well-known authority on
country music and its impact
on society will speak tonight at
7:30 in 115 Kleberg Center.
Dr. Bill C. Malone, scholar
of cultural history and South
ern music, will speak on
“Country Music and the Myth
of the Southwest.” Malone is a
professor at Tulane Universi
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United Press International
HOUSTON — Law officers
issued 363 tickets to motorists in
southwest Houston Friday and
Saturday, a Department of Pub
lic Safety trooper said.
The tickets were part of a
crackdown aimed at reducing
the number of fatal accidents
caused by drunk drivers.
DPS Trooper Jim Garrett
said a total of 363 charges were
filed, including 275 traf fic viola
tions, 56 drunk driving citations
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