KEMP AND POWELL
Jack Kemp, who is certainly acting like a presidential candidate, has told associates that Colin Powell already has ruled out a White House run in 2000, the Associated Press reports.
Mr. Kemp plans to register a new political action committee early next month, and he is assuring skeptics he is committed to a presidential effort in 2000.
"In those conversations, according to several longtime associates, the 1996 GOP vice presidential nominee has dropped this nugget: Kemp says retired Gen. Colin Powell assured him that under no circumstances would he seek the presidency in three years," reporter John King writes.
"Indeed, Powell and Kemp have spoken several times since November. And Powell says he is quite content and has zero interest in politics. But close friends say he hasn't ruled out a candidacy, and they predict he will face stiff pressure to run after the 1998 midterm elections," the reporter added.
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