Jim Hightower has been called America's favorite populist. He's been editor of The Texas Observer, president of the Texas Consumer Association, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, host of a radio show.
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LEAD: Jim Hightower, the Texas Agriculture Commissioner known for populist politics and a razor-sharp wit, visited New York last week to promote the cuisine of the Lone Star state. Mr. Hightower dropped by City Hall for a brief talk with the Mayor.