Sorry, I Made It All Up

Rollins claims his tale of vote suppression was just an empty boast

This time Ed Rollins swore he was telling the truth. His earlier contention that the Republican Party had doled out $500,000 to suppress the black vote in New Jersey's gubernatorial election had been a political boast, he said last week, concocted as a "head game" with his rival political strategist, James Carville. That was Rollins' explanation last week for earlier remarks that had touched off a furor following Republican Christine Todd Whitman's narrow victory over incumbent Democrat James Florio.

Interrogated for seven hours on Friday by lawyers for the Democratic National Committee, Rollins said he was stunned by the reaction to...

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