The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 3, 1996 · Page 7
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THE SALINA JOURNAL CAMPAIGN 'OB SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1996 A7 T PRESIDENT CLINTON Clinton targets GOP states President accuses Dole of practicing 'old politics of division' By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Sweep- trig across the South in a difficult bid to claim Republican strongholds, President Clinton accused Bob Dole on Saturday of practicing "the old politics of division" on affirmative action and immigration. • "Here, at the end of the election, some people are tempted to take advantage of these issues for political (gain)," Clinton said. He devoted his weekly radio address and the Alamo rally to rebutting Dole's end-of-campaign call to end affirmative action and crack down on illegal immigration. More broadly, he also challenged GOP attacks on Democratic crime and welfare stances. Addressing immigration and affirmative action last week, Dole said bluntly, "They're wedge issues." .The White House said Dole's comments pitted Americans against Americans for political gain. "He publicly expressed his pride in dividing America, which is distasteful, at best," press secretary Mike McCurry said. ;• The Dole campaign said the Alamo remarks displayed "typical Clinton hypocritical flair." Spokeswoman Christina Martin added: "He'd rather scare us than justify his continued support of divisive (racial) quotas." With the Alamo's white stone walls forming a backdrop, Clinton declared, "When we come togeth- fCONGRESS The Associated Press President Clinton shakes hands with supporters Saturday as he returned to his home state for a rally in Little Rock, Ark. er in search of common ground, we are always, always stronger as a nation." In 1836, 189 Texans fighting for independence defended the Alamo against more than 4,000 Mexicans. The Mexicans won; all the Texans were killed. But their bravery was celebrated, and "Remember the Alamo" became a rallying cry when Texas fighters marched to victory six weeks later. In a subtle reminder of the age difference between he and Dole, Clinton used the phrase "old politics" or "old labels" more than a half dozen times. Clinton said that before he was elected in 1992, political divisiveness had rendered Congress incapable of acting on important problems that frustrated many Americans. He claims to have struck "the common ground of politics" on crime, welfare, race relations and budget issues. GOP gains leads for Congress Control of Congress at stake with many races still too close to call By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press ". WASHINGTON — Armed with a sizable cash advantage, Republicans are showing late signs of strength in the battle for control of the House and Senate, according to a 50-state survey by the Associated Press that also indicates dozens of races remain agonizingly close. The survey and interviews with pollsters and campaign consultants showed that only 48 hours before the polls open, many House Republican freshmen are rebounding, while Democratic Senate candidates are being squeezed in all regions of the country. Close races predominate across the South, where presidential candidate Bob Dole's support is beginning to approach customary Republican strength. , "There are a lot of races up in the air — many more than is usually the case this close to the election," said Democratic pollster Mark Mellman. "I think a lot of people are still going to vote for their Republican cpngressman or congresswoman if for no other reason than to keep the president honest," said Connecticut's GOP Gov. John Rowland. . Democrats must gain 18 seats to claim control of the House. They need to pick up three Senate seats to fashion a majority, assuming President Clinton is re-elected and Vice President Al Gore is available to break a tie. Some GOP House freshmen are clearly on the ropes — Rep. Michael Flanagan of Illinois; Dan Frisa of New York; Richard Chrysler of Michigan; and Andrea Seastrand of California among them. Reps. James Longley of Maine, Fred Heineman and David Funderburk of North Carolina, Frank Cremeans of Ohio, Steve Stockman of Texas and Helen Chenoweth of Idaho, also are in uphill struggles for a second term. Others, notably Reps. Jon Christensen of Nebraska and George Nethercutt of Washington, seem to have regained momentum after earlier attacks by the AFL-CIO. Even in their public comments, Democrats stopped short of predicting their victory. "I'm generally optimistic about our chances, but a lot of the elections are close and will be decided in the last day or two," said House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, reflecting GOP confidence, said Republicans would pick up five seats or more, thus solidifying their majority. Republicans claimed to have spotted several late opportunities for pickups. Indirectly, Democrats confirmed this, with President Clinton's schedule being adjusted in the campaign's final days with congressional races in mind. A presidential trip to California on Monday was dropped in favor of a stop in Iowa, in part because polls show Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin in a tightening re-election race. Clinton's schedule today included a stop in western Massachusetts, where officials said Democratic Rep. John Olver is in a closer than expected race for reelection. I Vote • I Divine for Congress Divine Knows it's wrong to use public elected position for personal gain. (His lawyer opponent has collected more than $350,000 in legal fees from the Insurance Department he supposedly regulates.) Believes we must balance the budget and reduce the national debt first and then target tax cuts. Believes that amount of money spent on campaigns is criminal. Unlike his opponent, Divine has refused PAC money and will make campaign reform, including term limits and no pensions for Federal elected officials, a top priority. if Takes a firm stand on protecting our water supply and rural way of life. The Choice is Yours! VOTE DIVINE Paid for by Divine for Congress Committee, Shirley Jacques. Treasurer. P.O. Box 2544 • Salina • KS • 67402 We invite you to our "Welcome Week Open House" at our new facility. tmfe 605 Magnolia November 12th through November 15th, 9am-4pm daily Refreshments and Door Prizes. Grand Prize will be $100 cash. (Need not be present to win.) 91 Year Banking Tradition Locally Owned Personal Service Stability/Strength Solomon State Bank Member F.D.I.C. 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