Farmer with A Green Thumb

A year ago, Michael Dukakis was just another Democratic dwarf, a successful but obscure Governor who wanted to become President. But money, as the song goes, changes everything. Last June the campaign held its first major fund raiser at Boston's Park Plaza Hotel. The take: $2.1 million, three times as much as any Democrat had ever received in a single event. The campaign privately set an ambitious goal of collecting $6.5 million in 1987, then ) proceeded to rake in $10 million. It made Dukakis a front runner before any votes were cast. "Money," says Bob Farmer, the Governor's fund-raising guru,...

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