Cover Story Sidebar | Ellen Craswell is a sort of patron saint to conservative voters
across the state of Washington. Against all odds, she captured the
1996 Republican nomination for governor and put together an
unorthodox-but fanatically motivated-network of volunteers that
proved highly effective and stunned the political pros. But last
March it was the volunteers' turn to be stunned. "Next Wednesday,"
Mrs. Craswell wrote in a letter to some 20,000 supporters, "Bruce
and I will announce that we have