Kerry, Bush in Campaign Duel in Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Accusations and blame by both candidates intensifies as they push toward the General Election, now just a week away.

In Green Bay, Kerry blames Bush for a litany of failures in Iraq and on homeland security. Kerry pledged to spend $60 billion over 10 years to protect America.

Across the state in Onalaska, Bush asked Democrats to abandon Kerry, saying the Massachusetts senator had broken from the Democratic Party's traditions.

Bush accuses Kerry of adopting a doctrine of weakness he says goes against Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Bush says Kerry has replaced those commitments with "wait and see" and "cut and run."

Both campaigns have focused heavily on Wisconsin, which Bush lost by 5,708 votes in 2000.


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