Campaign 2000: Terry McAuliffe: The Kingmaker

Terry McAuliffe has reinvented the rules of fund raising and shattered all records, and he has become rich along the way. Is he the poster boy for reform?

If anyone can upstage Bill Clinton, it is the man who pays the President's way. So when Terry McAuliffe got everyone hooting and hollering at a Democratic National Committee barbecue last week, Clinton was clapping the loudest. McAuliffe chaired what was supposed to be a tribute to the only Democrat twice elected President in 50 years. But many guests who paid $25,000 a table at Washington's MCI Center also came to salute that other guy on the dais: the fund raiser in chief.

Last month Republicans seemed on their way to overshadowing the king of campaign cash when they raised $21.3...

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