Populists In PinstripesRichard S. Dunham and Wendy Zellner
A year ago, a political greenhorn named Richard W. Fisher stiffly faced the television cameras and urged Texas voters to send him to the U.S. Senate to replace Lloyd M. Bentsen. Fisher--who owns a Dallas money-management firm--may be a whiz at business, but he turned out to be a dud at the polls. On Election Day, he finished a distant fifth, and Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison went on to win the seat in a runoff.
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