Campaign Fund Raising

For George W. Bush, Is The Sky the Limit?

While GEORGE W. BUSH saunters toward a presidential candidacy--allies say he'll announce an exploratory committee within a week or two--fund raisers for rival campaigns are getting night sweats. "Waiting for his decision has been suffocating," complains a top moneyman for another campaign. Other Republican hopefuls crisscross the country and strain eager smiles for potential donors, but the Texas Governor has let the party come to him. Last week a muscular troika of rainmakers that included investment banker HENRY KRAVIS, oilman JOHN MORAN and fund manager LEWIS EISENBERG made the pilgrimage. Rival camps are terrified that Bush will reject federal matching funds...

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