CAMPAIGN '96: Rescue Party

DOLE'S SOUTH CAROLINA VICTORY HELPED HIM TAME THE RESTLESS REPUBLICAN PRINCES: THEY ARE NOW CONSPIRING TO SAVE HIM

BOB DOLE WON A GREAT victory last week, and it wasn't in South Carolina. That win was sweet, but necessary and expected, just like North and South Dakota on Tuesday. His greater triumph was a secret one, in a private struggle to settle his fate as it rests in the hands of his party allies. Hidden somewhere, on their desks or in their dreams, every Republican chieftain has a list. They've had them ever since Dole began losing primaries, or winning with two-thirds of his party voting against him. They rank the men who could come to the rescue if the...

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