Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush says candidates who usenegative campaign tactics do so at their own peril. Texas Governor George W. Bush says candidates will “pay a price” if they airnegative campaign commercials. In 1996, Republican candidate Steve Forbesemployed a barrage of negative ads aimed at front-runner Bob Dole. Bush has said the specter of those Forbes attack ads this time around ledhim to refuse federal “matching fund” for his campaign. That means Bushdoes NOT have to abide by spending limits, and Bush says that lets himrespond to any attack.Bush has raised 37-million dollars — far outdistancing all othercandidates, and his rivals for the Republican nomination suggest Bush istrying to buy the election.
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