`The Air Has Gone Out Of His Ears'

By his own account, Representative Stephen Horn (R-Calif.) owes his narrow 1992 victory to the followers of Ross Perot. So it's no surprise that as a freshman legislator, he has been a strong advocate of Perot's government-reform agenda. But Horn's support for the North American Free Trade Agreement has Perotnistas vowing they'll never vote for him again, even if it means electing a liberal Democrat. Horn isn't fazed by the threats. "If that's what they want," he says, "so be it."

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