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Exited GOP race, July 2000
John McCain
Exited GOP race, Mar. 2000
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Steve Forbes
Exited GOP race, Feb. 2000
Gary Bauer
Exited GOP race, Feb. 2000
Donald Trump
Exited Reform race, Feb. 2000
Orrin Hatch
Exited GOP race, Jan. 2000
Bob Smith
Exited GOP race, Oct. 1999
Elizabeth Dole
Exited GOP race, Oct. 1999
Dan Quayle
Exited GOP race, Sept. 1999
Lamar Alexander
Exited GOP race, Aug. 1999
John Kasich
Exited GOP race, July 1999
Paul Wellstone
Exited Dem.race, Jan. 1999

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(NY,D) Clinton
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(NY,W) Giuliani
(OH,R) DeWine
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(RI,R) Chafee
(TN,R) Frist
(TX,R) Hutchison
(UT,R) Hatch
(UT,L) Dexter
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I notice that Issues2000 ( has an extremely informative website covering issues and candidates. They have an extensive compilation of my views on various issues -- culled from a number of sources, including quotes from Why Government Doesn't Work. They have similar coverage for the leading candidate of each of the other parties. There also are forums in which visitors can discuss each candidate.
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WASHINGTON -- Are you curious about which political candidate your neighbor or boss gives money to? How about the fate of that school bond referendum in California? Want to watch videotape of the presidential candidates discussing Social Security reform? Just use your mouse to find out, because politics -- like almost everything else -- is flooding cyberspace....

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