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Rudman has always been known as an independent Republican. In fact, his Concord Coalition, co-founded by Democrats and Republicans both, issued a full-page ad in The New York Times on Oct. 7, as an open letter to President Bush and members of Congress, calling for serious consideration of the disappearance of the predicted budget surplus and reversing the tax cuts in order to prevent inflation and further economic woes.Hart-Rudman crystal ball