Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Campaign Notebook

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Campaign Notebook

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-- Al Gore: Gore suggested to a Jewish lobbying group yesterday that George W. Bush's father led an administration that tried "to bully Israel."

At a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Gore recalled his tenure as a U.S. senator from Tennessee at the time the elder Bush was president.

"In 1991, I vividly remember standing up against a group of administration foreign policy advisers who promoted the insulting concept of linkage, which tried to use loan guarantees as a stick to bully Israel. I stood with you and together we defeated them. We stopped them," Gore said.

Gore did not address the question of moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem, something Bush pledged to do immediately if he is elected.

-- Fund raising: The Democratic National Committee expects to set a one-day fund-raising record today, taking in more than $23 million, thanks in part to unions, lobbyists and others with issues before the government. The total will beat the Republicans' $21. …

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