Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Family: Married, no children

Education: BA, Georgetown; MA, Columbia University.

Public Career: Editorial writer at the St. Louis-Post Dispatch; Adviser to Presidents Nixon and Ford; communications director for Reagan; syndicated columnist and TV political commentator.

Key Issues:

* Eliminate capital-gains taxes for people making under $50,000, and cut capital-gains taxes in half for those making over $50,000.

* Enforce trade laws by swiftly imposing countervailing duties on nations that dump products at below cost in the US.

* Limit terms for members of congress to eight years.

* Roll back the congressional pay raise by 50 percent.

* Freeze federal hiring and salaries.

* Impose a two-year moratorium on all new federal regulations.

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