The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 41
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 41

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 27, 1996
Page 41
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de Small town is Dole country By DICK LIPSEY The Associated Press BILL CLINTON If anyplace in the country is bedrock Bob Dole territory, this small north-central Kansas town is it. Washington, a town of about 1,200 people, is the county seat of rural, mostly agricultural Washington County, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats nearly 5 to 1. And it's just over 100 miles from Dole's hometown. More than 99 percent of the county's 7,000 residents are white, and about a fourth of them are farm families. And as the general election nears, they don't all agree with President Clinton that they are better off now than they were four years ago. "I'm not," said Caroline Dutton, after talking with friends one morning at the Cookies 'n' Subs cafe on the west side of the town square. "I don't think they are willing to cut the budget," Dutton, 80, a registered Republican and lifelong resident, said of the Clinton administration. "I have to cut and they don't." Floyd Sorrick Jr., standing on the sidewalk outside his law office across from the county courthouse, expressed the same concern. See TOWN, Page 3 BOB DOLE BILL CLINTON

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