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June 19, 1986

Nicholas Lemann, in his article (Opinion, June 1), "The Lone Star of Texas Will Join the Other States," says, "In 1984 the Reagan landslide carried party-switcher Phil Gramm into Texas' first Republican Senate seat in this century."

Does Lemann get paid for his work or is he an amateur learning his trade? The dateline of his article was Austin, Texas. Too much beer, perhaps, with his Tex-Mex chili? What happened to Sen. John Tower who was the Republican incumbent for 24 years in the seat won by Gramm in 1984?

W. WAYNE WILSON

Alexandria, Va.

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