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The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine • Page 23

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MAINE Bangor Dally News Sat-Sun May 30-31 1992 23 All Purcell fighting 1st District odds with small bucks items like liability caps on malpractice suits "A Cadillac national health care system will have Cadillac he said The candidate would not vote to ban abortion but would vote for limited access The decision should be made on state not federal grounds he said He called discussions of a peace dividend In this the year of Ross Perot cannot judge things by the conventional Purcell said Win or fose least I can tell my children that Bicknell Manufacturing in Rockland where he married the daughter He was successful in removing the union from the back room and in negotiating business deals with Saudi Arabia He worked with the Small Business Administration and several job training programs It is this business experience that is needed in Congress he said If elected to Congress the "middle-class would work for the balanced budget amendment term limitation line-item veto and comprehensive economic as sistance which would include the capital gains reduction investment tax credits and faster depreciation of equipment Purcell would work to steer the welfare system from to by allowing people to get off the assistance rolls Vice President Dan Quayle a with his Murphy Brown comment Purcell said of our problems today trace back to the family Most people agree with Quayle They just like Purcell rejects a national health care plan in favor of cost-control John Purcell UlEllby drug is now be done by someone with some real life experience I want to prove that a normal person from the middle class can do this on a low budget Then we can make Congress what it was intended to be a citizen' legislature long as only the wealthy elite can run for Congress only the wealthy elite will be Purcell said The banking and post office scandals in Congress show that politicians have lost touch with the middle class Purcell said Money issues aside Purcell remained steadfast in his belief that he has the best chance at knocking "off Democrat incumbent Tom Andrews a favorite target of Republicans Payne is and Bean is to win in November Purcell said Despite the Bean wealth Payne is seen as the major obstacle with a week left in the campaign "He has the unofficial approval of the party hierarchy and the geographical base But Linda if she does not fall apart can hurt me I am counting on my own support base to take enough from Linda and Tony people who are somewhat dissatisfied with them as candidates in order to get enough This could be real The Purcell campaign is based on the idea that voters will object to use of money and her lack of respect for the personality is too extreme far too combative to get anything he said With a pro-life pro-gay rights stance Payne is seen as no real alternative to the liberal Democratic incumbent on social issues am seen as none of the Purcell said Like his two opponents Purcell has no legislative experience He felt no requirement to serve the traditional service in the Legislature before aiming at the Potomac feel that Augusta is a positive environment to learn anything right now There are too many people in Congress today that went the traditional route and have become tainted" PurceH was a Fulbright Scholar from Southern Connecticut College He worked for 10 years at By Emmet Meara Of the NEWS Staff KENNEBUNK At the wheel of his Eagle Talon congressional candidate John Purcell has few illusions about the road ahead odds are incredibly against me They have been from the start But this is not a conventional he said With little more than a week to the June 9 primary Purcell was mining York County for free media attention If dollars have any direct correlation to votes the three-person race for the Republican nomination in the 1st Congressional District is over and done Linda Bean is expectedo raise about the same amfiitrfll "she Spent in 1988 when she lost to Ted She raised $640000 to $48000 Tony Payne said Thursday on radio station WGAN that he would have $100000 by the end of the campaign Purcell has raised $16000 so far mostly from his own pocketbook and does not expect to go over $25000 He is an underdog The voter turnout in the party primary is not expected to top 36000 A tally of 14000 votes could take the nomination in the three-way race Even with such a low turnout $25000 is not enough Not even close Not when Bean already has been on the radio and television for weeks with a blitz expected in the last week of the campaign Bean has money Payne has his Portland geographical base The underdog has to look for all the bright spots he can find avalanche of radio ads now mention Purcell by name Purcell takes that as a sign that Bean is worried that he is starting to show up on her polling data The Purcell campaign can afford no polling The major Purcell effort in the closing days of the campaign will be a mailer sent to 28000 Republican households The discussion returned to money want to prove that the role of money in a campaign is way too big You need to spend hundreds of thousand of dollars It discourages anyone from the real world to run I want to prove it can AID Political briefs PHARMACY Wellby Customers The name has changed but the people are the same Your Rite Aid pharmacy will continue to provide the same friendly personal service you know and trust There will be no interruption in your pharmacy service Rite Aid has all your prescriptions on file at your former Wellby store Third party prescription plans accepted just as before A full line of generic drugs that could save you up to 50 Discounts for senior citizens Guaranteed best prescription prices Rite Aid offers more value for your dollar every day The buying power of 2495 stores brings tremendous savings every day Rite Buy bonus savings on hundreds of popular brands Over 1 200 Rite Aid label products at 30-50 off name brand prices Grocery items and household cleaners at low discount prices A huge selection of your favorite cosmetics and fragrances Discounts on thousands of name brand health and beauty aids Fast friendly service at convenient locations 7 days a week RITE AID Will beat any verified prescription price cent of students polled would vote for Bill Clinton and 33 percent would choose George Bush even though 67 percent feel George Bush is not doing a good job as president and 81 percent feel that President Bush does not talk about issues that concern them Asked about the most important quality in a US president honesty ranked first with 39 percent followed by intelligence with 31 percent and leadership with 30 percent When asked what one world issue the presidential candidates should be the most concerned about 32 percent said the economy and 23 percent said employment AIDS with 9 percent came in third the poor 7 percent education 5 percent abortion 5 percent drug abuse 4 percent world hunger 4 percent and nuclear war 3 percent Across the country with real voters Bush was favored over Ross Perot and Bill Clinton in a survey of Ohio voters Among 586 adults surveyed Bush was favored in a general election contest by 38 percent Perot by 30 percent and Clinton by 17 percent Fifteen percent said they were undecided Ohio holds its presidential primary next week Like Ducks Lined Up Seventy-three of the 535 members of Congress plan to leave at the end of their terms either voluntarily or otherwise They include: senators retiring seven senators defeated one House members retiring 43 House members defeated nine House members seeking different office 13 The latest casualties are veteran Reps Carroll Hubbard D-Ky and Bill Alexander D-Ark woo lost to primary challengers Tuesday and House Foreign Affairs Chairman Dante Fascell D-Fla who announced his retirement Wednesday John Ripley and Wire Reports George Cousin Claude Westfall spent Sunday with his cousin George Bush Westfall who caught presidential salmon May 1 finally got the chance to drop off the fish during a trip to Point the cottage in Kennebunk-port The fisherman and his wife joined Gov John McKernan and his wife US Rep Olympia Snowe for a chat with Bush and his wife Barbara Also there was William Brennan director of Marine Resources for the state After a thorough security check the Westfalls parked on the compound helipad only to face even more security screenings Claude said Wednesday Secret Service agents checked the Westfalls the salmon the car and even the tackle box they presented to the president which agents first took back to the command center for X-raying was kind of shocked at that you he said know what could possibly have been in the During the visit Westfall told the president they had two things in common both are Republicans and both descend from the Bush clan of West Virginia makes us Bush replied The visit landed Westfall in a photograph in New York Times although the top newspaper got his name wronfc referring to him as Westfall said the Bushes are down-to-earth" but he as certain the first couple will actually eat the month-old fish ever eat that fish or not who Westfall said Presidential Polls If the presidential election were held in Southern California high schools George Bush would be packing his bags If they could vote in the presidential election 39 per- Snowe offers bill for students I Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Rep Olympia Snowe said Wednesday that she is sponsoring legislation that would establish a national apprenticeship program for students in grades 11 and 12 The national program would be modeled on one recently established in Maine she said It is part of President urban aid legislative package developed in the wake of the Los Angeles riots Juniors and seniors in high school who are unlikely to go to college could join the apprenticeship program and receive help from their schools in finding employment Students taking part in the program would be required to sign an agreement with the school employer and their parents outlining their goals and responsibilities According to Snowe participants would spend 20 percent of their time in the work force while still attending school in the first year of the program In the second year their time in the work force would double to 40 percent such as this have been tested anj proven in Europe All we need to do now is apply a little US ingenuity und muke it work in this country" Snowe said i i.

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