The Monica Effect: A Democrat Shuns Clinton

The President's political team was waving polls all over Capitol Hill last week that showed his approval rating unshaken by the Starr report. But the opinion that matters at this juncture belongs to a sliver of Americans: those who tend to vote in midterm elections and live in the 30 to 40 congressional districts where, for now, Democrats and Republicans still have a real contest.

That's why Ken Lucas, the Democrats' best hope in 32 years to win back Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District, made a point of not showing up last week when Clinton arrived at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport....

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