The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 18, 1996 · Page 3
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1 THE SAUNA JOURNAL CAMPAIGN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1996 A3 T PRESIDENTIAL RACE "W. ^^ California is target of final 19-day push : With debates over, campaign :boils down to TV advertising 'and day-to-day appearances By JOHN KING The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — California's 54 electoral votes were the immediate target Thursday as President Clinton and Bob Dole began a 16-day dash to Election Day with the in- ciumbent targeting traditionally Republican territory in hopes of blocking any path to a GOP comeback. The morning after the second and final presidential debate, strategists from both campaigns studied polling data as they debated strategies on issues, advertising and travel for the campaign's closing stretch. ;Dole and fellow Republicans said they were buoyed by his final debate performance. They predicted Dole's questions about Clinton's ethics would motivate GOP base voters and convince independents to give the GOP nominee another look. ; "I'm breathing easier," said Dole campaign manager Scott Reed. But he and other Republicans conceded there was a long way to go if Dole is to reverse Clinton's lopsided lead in the quest for 270 electoral votes. ~ "I think he needs to drive home two messages: one is trust and the other is taxes," .'. said Republican pollster Ed Goeas. 5: He conceded Dole's task was gargantuan, ; but found encouragement in the debate and f recent polling data suggesting Republican : Ivoters were growing increasingly motivat- ; Jed as the election nears. ;; "Now he has to find a way to shake inde- T KANSAS REPUBLICANS The Associated Press President Clinton greets an eager crowd Thursday at a rally in Santa Ana, Calif. pendent voters and get them to reassess their early decision to support Clinton," Goeas said. With the debates over and the campaign defining moment. "The biggest problem for Bob Dole is all the fundamental opportunities to be seen, reduced to day-to-day combat, Democrats be evaluated and be re-evaluated are now were dubious Dole could engineer a re- over, and there is no evidence voters have changed their opinion of Bob Dole," said Democratic pollster Peter Hart. On the morning after the debate, both campaigns talked boldly. Dole told a rally in Riverside, Calif., that on the morning after the elections, "Bill Clinton will be the most surprised man in America." Clinton, confident of his prospects and determined to remain above the fray, told his rally in Santa Ana, "We need not say bad things about our opponent. We just have different views." Dole aides said they were committed to a full-bore California campaign, and their candidate tried to prove the point by calling Clinton grossly negligent in helping the state cope with the soaring costs of illegal immigration. California GOP sources said Reed and other top Dole aides were willing to spend at least $1.5 million a week in advertising here in the final 2Va weeks, with either Dole, running mate Jack Kemp or Elizabeth Dole to be in the state virtually every day between now and the election. "There is considerable skepticism that they will follow through, but they say they are committed to fighting here," said a senior California Republican. Clinton aides said Dole was investing $2 million to air spots in nine states over the next four days, including $500,000 in California. But a Republican familiar with the buy said the investment in California alone was more than $1.5 million. "If you were in California tomorrow, believe me, you'd see it all over the place," said the GOP source. The Dole camp also readied a new round of ads to air in other states, including one featuring Elizabeth Dole extolling her husband's virtues and another chiding Clinton for ethical lapses. WEEKENDS Friday & Saturday 5-9 pm Sunday 11-2pm Glazed Ribs, BBQ Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Pork Chops Includes: Nutty cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, corn, rolls & butter, dessert & other specialty items. Iced tea & soft drinks included. Air conditioned seating areas. Call and ask about catering for your special event. All-you-can-eat: Children under 12: $Q99 $/• 50 CFplus tax Ttplus tax cask & personal check accepted Private party rooms available 3rd & Walnut,.Smolan, KS School Bldg. /"(913)-G68-21(M Events of the Day lhc Salina Journal ^Victory tour' raises funds for the stretch ^Republicans' three-city tour will ^culminate tonight with Dole 1 appearance at Wichita rally ' By The Associated Press I; TOPEKA — It's billed as a "victory tour," in anticipation of good results on Election Day, I *but a three-city Republican tour of the state to; |day is really aimed at raising money for a final .campaign push. The tour will culminate at a rally at Mid-Con- Itinent Airport in Wichita this evening at which I [Bob Dole is scheduled to be the star attraction. | The GOP presidential nominee plans to stop at the airport en route to Kentucky from Colorado, joining state Republicans in the party's biggest political bash of the 1996 campaign. ; It will be Dole's first visit to his home state since he claimed the Republican nomination ;^in San Diego in August. On that trip, he intro- Vduced Jack Kemp as his vice presidential run- ;,tning mate in Russell. State GOP Chairman David G. Miller has billed today's tour as "the biggest political event of the season." It is the only joint appearance by Gov. Bill Graves, Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, the party's two senatorial candidates, and three of its four congressional candidates, Jim Ryun, Vince Snowbarger and Todd Tiahrt. The other GOP congressional candidate, Jerry Moran, is not participating because of a scheduling conflict, party officials said. The rally at the Wichita airport is free to the public, but the other events on the tour are Anything but free — the party's last chance to raise big money as the election campaign nears its conclusion. Party donors will have to shell out $500 a couple to meet Graves, Brownback, Roberts and Ryun for coffee and juice — and the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the party stars — at a downtown Topeka hotel this morning. For another $50 a couple, they can eat breakfast and listen to the candidates' campaign speeches at a breakfast in the same hotel. It also will cost them $500 a couple to rub shoulders with Graves, Brownback, Roberts and Snowbarger a't a restaurant reception on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza in late morning, and another $25 apiece to attend a noon chili feed at the historic Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kan. The entry fee also is $500 for a reception featuring Dole, Graves, Brownback, Roberts, Tiahrt and Ryun at the Challenger Hangar at Mid-Continent in Wichita after the airpoft rally, which starts at 5:45 p.m. Dole is expected to arrive at the rally at 6:40 p.m. and to spend about 15 minutes at the post- rally reception, which begins at 7:30 p.m., before departing. In a solicitation letter sent this week to GOP donors, Miller expressed concern that Republicans could be seeing the election slip away. "The fact is, I'm concerned," Miller wrote. "Many polls show more people leaning toward Democrats in congressional, state and local races. "Here in Kansas, where both U.S. Senate seats and three of four U.S. House seats are up for grabs, we have more to lose than any other state." Carl Strecker - Sales Wayne Wetzel-Owner 913-667-3375 331/3% Off ChristmasMerchandise! 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