Oops! The Top Gaffes of Election '98

California Republican Senate challenger MATT FONG (1) alienated two different groups of potential supporters, first by giving money to a religious anti-gay group and then by signing a pledge for the gay Log Cabin Republicans. Such waffling. Who does he think he is, the President?

In Michigan, the biggest headache for lawyer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate GEOFFREY FIEGER (2) wasn't his defense of Jack ("Dr. Death") Kevorkian. Instead he found himself under fire for calling Jesus a goofball and comparing Jewish leaders to the Nazis. Fieger's last ads had voters saying they didn't like him but would grudgingly vote for him....

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