Much like the U.S. House bids of former state legislators and veteran conservative activists Tom McClintock of California and Woody Jenkins of Louisiana, the campaign of Hays-radio talk show host, businesswoman, campaign organizer, and onetime public school teacher ("I never paid a dime in dues to the NEA!")-is attracting fervent backing from cultural and economic conservatives in and outside her district. Flanked by pompom-bearing cheerleaders known as "Shell's BeUes" and helped by vigorous volunteer workers under the leadership of campaign manager Rus Walton (a former National Association of Manufacturers official), Shell charged that Nixon was merely using the governorship as a stopping place on his way back to national politics.
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