Bush Makes Campaign Stop In Joplin

Saturday, July 29th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Texas Governor George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney were in Joplin Friday night on a 10 city campaign tour.

Hundreds attended the rally Friday where Bush hit on themes expected to be the centerpiece of the Republican convention next week.

One major issue the Bush campaign will emphasize is education, including local control of schools.

Earlier Friday, Bush and Cheney visited President Clinton's home state of Arkansas.

They spoke at a school in the town of Springdale, and said if they're elected, they'll restore dignity to the White House.

The message was popular among Arkansas republicans frustrated with the scandals in the Clinton White House.

"If George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are chosen to lead this country, when we put our hands on the Bible that day we will not only swear to uphold the laws of the land, we will swear to uphold the honor and dignity of the highest offices in the land so help us god," says Bush.

The campaign tour will end at the Republican National Convention next week.

KOTV.com will stream a live webcast from 3 to 4 p.m. from the convention beginning Monday afternoon.

The one-hour webcasts will continue through Thursday.