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Politics | GOP conservative beats moderate challenger

Issue: "Osama's witnesses," May 18, 2002

In a key test of conservative strength within the GOP, Rep. Mark Souder easily defeated former Ft. Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke in Indiana's May 7 primary. As reported in WORLD, Mr. Helmke was campaigning against Mr. Souder from the left, claiming that the four-term congressman was too "extreme" for the people of northeast Indiana. If so, there are a lot of extremists in the district: Mr. Souder garnered 59 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for Mr. Helmke. A late endorsement by President Bush helped turn out GOP loyalists for the incumbent, while Mr. Helmke's hoped-for flood of crossover voters never really materialized.

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