Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part election series examining the positions of presidential candidates Bob Dole and Bill Clinton on science and technology as well as research and development. Clinton will be the subject of the second part of the series, to be published in the October 14 issue.

The combination of his proposed 15 percent income-tax cut and current federal budget constraints has observers wondering how science funding will fare if former senator Bob Dole is elected president.

Bob Dole
THE CANDIDATE: Bob Dole claims his wound from World War II mad him sensitive to medical research funding.

Dole, the Republican nominee who is challenging incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton, has not commented much on the issue publicly. When asked for information by The Scientist, the Dole campaign responded by faxing a one-page statement pledging support for biomedical research, calling for regulatory reform, and pointing to...

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