Election 2002: Finding A Winning Tune

REPUBLICANS ARE BETTER OFF IF THE ELECTION IS ABOUT TERROR AND GEORGE BUSH. DEMOCRATS WOULD RATHER CROON ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE

It's the kind of moment Democrats love. Carol Roberts is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against Republican Clay Shaw. She thinks she can win because a Democrat nearly beat Shaw last time and she has the prescription-drug issue in her quiver. So the Palm Beach County commissioner fired up a controversial TV ad last week. Roberts appears with four seniors in the 30-second spot, pitching a phone number that advises seniors how to save money by filling their prescriptions in Canada via the Internet. (The number connects to her campaign and is designed to be a lure.) Shaw's campaign...

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