Off To The Races

Fasten your seat belt for a fast and furious primary season, with the likely winners expected to emerge in mid-March. A look at the most important contests

MCCAIN has the bio of a hero, the support of independents and campaign funds of $1.6 million

THE OTHERS With not much cash and single-digit poll ratings, Hatch, Bauer and Keyes are struggling for recognition at free-for-all debates, waiting for a mistake by the front runners

FORBES has support from some social conservatives and the money to campaign as long as he wants to

BUSH has $67 million, the party establishment, the stature of his dad, the popularity of his mom and a network of G.O.P. Governors

GORE has Air Force Two, seven years of on-the-job training, faithful Democratic troops and...

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