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PICKING A LEADING VOICE FOR CONSERVATIVES

For more than eight years, Ronald Reagan was the clear choice among conservatives to serve as national spokesman. Now, conferees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington have shown particular interest in four possible successors to the informal leadership post. PHIL GRAMM, 46

Texas senator.

Supporters cite budget-cutting legislation.

Critics see lack of leadership.

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JACK KEMP, 53

Secretary of housing and urban development, ex-congressman from New York.

Supporters cite fiscal savvy and enthusiasm.

Critics wonder how he will approach his new job.

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DAN QUAYLE, 41

Vice President, ex-senator, Indiana.

Supporters cite hawkish record on foreign policy.

Critics wonder how he will fare under Bush.

PAT ROBERTSON, 58

TV evangelist, presidential candidate.

Supporters cite a fervent following among conservative Christians.

Critics wonder if he can broaden his appeal.

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