A Battle For The Soul Of The Dnc

When word leaked just before Christmas that fund-raising maven Terence R. McAuliffe would become chairman of the Democratic National Committee--ousting Joe Andrew--theories flew. It was a power play by outgoing President Clinton, who wants to remain a party kingpin, many said. No, the coup was the work of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), who needs her favorite Mr. Moneybags to pave the way for a future Presidential bid, others declared. Or, some posited, it was orchestrated by disgruntled Dems who believe Vice-President Al Gore ran a rotten campaign and can't be trusted to win back the White House.

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