Republicans On The Run

As midterm campaigns gear up, Bush's party fears a backlash that could end its 12-year hold on the House

[This article consists of a complex diagram. Please see hardcopy of magazine.] Considering that Vice President Dick Cheney had come a long way to help Florida Congressman Ric Keller raise $250,000 last week, the reception he got in the Sunshine State could have been a bit warmer. After extolling Cheney as "one of the most effective Vice Presidents in the history of the U.S.," Keller launched into all the times he had recently opposed the Bush Administration, including the deal to allow a Dubai company to manage operations at several U.S. ports. And then Keller went right for the punch line:...

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