Look for life to be more tranquil at the National Republican Congressional Committee in coming months. E. Spencer Abraham, who has been running Vice-President Dan Quayle's political shop, has been picked to replace the pugnacious Edward J. Rollins as head of the NRCC. Rollins feuded over strategy with House GOP Whip Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and later infuriated the White House by urging Republican House candidates to repudiate the President's agreement to raise taxes last fall. Abraham, by contrast, has a reputation as a peacemaker. As Michigan GOP chairman in 1988, he helped unite a state party torn by a bitter dispute among moderate, conservative, and religious-right factions.

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