October 13, 1996 in Nation/World

Campaign Almanac

Associated Press
 

The Candidates

Bill Clinton, in Colorado, signed a bill to promote development of water resources and emphasized protection of the environment and expanding the availability of a college education.

Bob Dole met with top advisers in Washington to develop a strategy on turning around his campaign in the next three weeks. Among the issues: Whether to make a tougher attack on the administration’s ethics and how much money to commit to the campaign in California.

Al Gore joined in Clinton’s weekly radio address to highlight a newly signed law’s promise to help restore the Everglades and pledge a federal-state effort to protect the nation’s water resources.

Jack Kemp campaigned in Oregon and California; used a radio address to attack the Clinton administration for what he called avoidance of responsibility and a habit of half-truths.

News Of Note

The latest CNN-Time magazine poll found 49 percent of likely voters who were surveyed believe Dole has made too many attacks on Clinton. Just 22 percent thought Clinton has been too negative.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., said the Clinton administration’s financial dealings with a wealthy Indonesian family constitute a scandal that makes Watergate look trivial by comparison.

Upcoming on TV

Today

Kemp on ABC’s “This Week With David Brinkley.”

Gore on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Today’s events

Clinton: Albuquerque, N.M.

Dole: Newark, Somerville, Hamilton and Trenton, N.J.

Perot: Dallas.

Gore: Lemay and Springfield, Mo.

Kemp: California.

Choate: Dallas.

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