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Inside Report (4)

How hard will the White House be pushing for the congressional victory in '82 ? Not too hard, it appears.

Reagan's chief political operative, Lyn Nofziger, is slated to leave the White House this January. Now comes word that Ed Rollins, a Nofziger deputy and Reagan's key Western political strategist, is heading home to California Nov. 1 to mastermind the gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Mike Curb.

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That will leave the White House with just two deputy assistants to the president for political affairs -- just as the 1982 congressional elections begin to gather steam.

Nofziger and rollins, both widely respected political strategists, reportedly are disappointed by the White House's lack of commitment to a strong political operation.m