Elizabeth Dole Drops Out of Race 10/22/99

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Just one week after announcing her plan to lead a "crusade" against illicit drugs if elected, Elizabeth Dole dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday (10/18). Dole cited her trouble raising money and George W. Bush's commanding advantage in fundraising as the primary reason for the decision.

The drug war was also a major platform for her husband, Kansas Senator Bob Dole, in his failed 1996 run for the presidency. Sen. Dole, who promised that if elected "America will see a real drug war," never gained traction with the issue despite President Clinton's "never inhaled" snafu early in his first term.

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