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Kissinger Endorses Helms

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GREENSBORO — Former Secretary of State HenryKissinger came to Greensboro Saturday to endorse the U.S. Senatecampaign of his former enemy, Jesse Helms. Acknowledging that they stilldon't see eye-to-eye on some issues, Kissinger said he was speaking onHelms' behalf because "we need a Republican senator. We need a Republicanchairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee." Helms is nowchairman of that committee.

On Saturday, Kissinger called Clinton's foreign policy a "Band-Aid" andcriticized the administration for paying too much attention to domesticissues at the expense of foreign affairs.

The men spoke at a fundraising luncheon.

Helms called his opponent, former Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt, "apathetic figure." Continuing to decline the Gantt campaign's proposalsfor a debate, Helms attributed his refusal to unwillingness to "help(Gantt) raise a crowd."

In 1975, Helms called for Kissinger's resignation, calling him a man of"proven failure."

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