The Duke of Economic Uplift

Mike Dukakis has a governing passion

Claiming credit for his state's New Age affluence, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis has been fast gaining ground in the Democratic presidential race. This is one of a series of occasional profiles of major 1988 contenders.

It was one of the most grueling, yet exhilarating days of Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign. For 18 hours the Massachusetts Governor barnstormed across eastern Texas, drawing attentive crowds and displaying his fluency in Spanish and Greek. Now, after midnight, Dukakis stood with his exhausted 18- year-old daughter Kara on the airport tarmac in Dallas. For the first time all day, the candidate noticed that Kara was...

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