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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Friday, March 05, 2004

    Aggressive strategy 

    As he made a two-day campaign swing through California, President Bush skewered John Kerry, the probable Democratic nominee to unseat Bush.

    "My opponent admits that Saddam Hussein was a threat. He just didn't support my decision to remove Saddam from power. Perhaps he was hoping Saddam would lose the next Iraqi election," Bush said, drawing laughter.

    Republican Bill Jones, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) this year said the aggressive early strategy makes sense. Jones said it's time for Bush to fight back after absorbing blows from the field of Democratic hopefuls.

    "They've been pounding this president almost without response. C'mon!" said Jones. "It's not too early."

    - John Simerman, Contra Costa (Calif.) Times

    posted by Val at 12:50 PM



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