CAN'T BUY ME LOVE?

AIRLINE TYCOON AL CHECCHI WANTS TO BE CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR, AND HE'S GETTING READY TO SPEND HIS WAY THERE

Al Checchi is good looking, in the John F. Kennedy mold. He's smart, Harvard M.B.A. smart. And he's rich, very rich, centimillionaire rich. He has a gated mansion in Beverly Hills, a beautiful lawyer wife, a California tan--and enough of a '60s sensibility to feel guilty about it all. After nearly three decades of making money with the Marriott Corp., the Walt Disney Co., the Bass brothers and Northwest Airlines, Checchi says it's time to give something back. At age 49, he's running for office for the first time in his life. He wants to be California's first Democratic Governor since...

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