Campaign 2000: McCain's Next Battle

The Senator could be Bush's big headache. He wants to raise hell about campaign-finance reform

When George W. Bush swept into Washington last week, the Republican Party establishment threw itself at his feet. Thirty-six G.O.P. Senators, 100 Congressmen and 2,000 well-tailored donors, many of them lobbyists, all paid homage to the Texas Governor--a capital reception so warm and so lucrative that even the composed candidate seemed caught up in the hype. To the fawning Congressmen he gushed, "I look forward to working with you," as though he had already been elected President. And he has reason to be cocky. By the end of this week, he will have raised more than $20 million--as much as all...

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