La Fonda de \(a Noche Southwestern Cuisine Liberal FoodConservative Prices 2405 Nueces 474-7562 \\l ecs. 1?44e ,f 2L9 1’60 ficer”” ‘ 12 vos ot. Ao i, cte e GET READY! lfe Insurance Annuities Health Insurance and THE AGGIE SPECIAL Printers Stationers Mailers Typesetters High Speed Web Offset Publication Press Counseling Designing” Copy Writing Editing Trade Computer Sales and Services Complete Computer Data Processing Services FILITILJPIRA 512/442-7836 1714 South Congress P.O. Box 3485 Austin, Texas 78764 Bob and Sara Roebuck Anchor National Financial Services THE COMMODORE HOTEL On Capitol Hill Owned by Texans. Run by a Texan. 520 N. Capitol St., NW Washington, D.C. 20001 1524 E. Anderson Lane, Austin bonds stocks insurance mutual funds optional retirement program 4.1.1111111111111, What chance .. . The governor’s race Ray Hutchison. unlike most of those who preceded him in the state party chairmanship, is more interested in state than national politics. A former Dallas state representative, Hutchison would like nothing better than to win the governorship, and to that end he has filed papers designating a treasurer for a prospective campaign. Hutchison’s resignation as party chairman was designed to give him time to make a final decision, but about the only thing that could keep him from officially announcing his candidacy would be the conclusion that he could not raise enough money to wage a serious campaign. However, he is expected to reach no such conclusion. Most Republicans feel that one of the party’s “super stars” would have a better chance to be elected governor than Hutchison, and to his credit Hutchison has made inquiries of Armstrong and Bush to see if either would be interested in running. But, as one observer has reflected, “Ray has been out running himself, and under these circumstances he’s not going to encourage George or Anne all that hard.” With Bush and Armstrong uninterested, Hutchison has had a clear field on the Republican sidealmost. Former gubernatorial candidate Hank Grover has been making noises about a second try for the governorship. His friends have been scaring up money to pay off Grover’s remaining debts from the 1972 Briscoe campaign and bankroll a possible statewide race in 1978. Grover’s solicitors have not specified what statewide race, but his friends want and expect it to be for governor. Some of those still die-hard in their dislike of Tower wistfully hope that Grover will oppose the Senate incumbent in the primary, but most recognize the futility of such a contest for the party. Furthermore, Grover’s interest, experience, and expertise lie in state government. If he does make a statewide race, it will almost certainly be for governor. Republican polls, taken statewide by a nationally respected California firm, indicate that Gov. Dolph Briscoe is vulnerable. His support, as the saying goes, “is a mile wide but only an inch deep.” Many Republicans believe that a lot ‘of the “inch deep” support will be eroded in the Democratic primary now that Atty. Gen. John Hill has his campaign officially underway and former governor Preston Smith has announced that he will seek the gubernatorial nomination again. Republicans believe Smith’s candidacy might serve to prolong the HillBriscoe battle from the first primary in May through the run-off in June, and 20 OCTOBER 7,1977
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