The environment -- oh-so-neglected for much of the presidential campaign (as we noted in past columns) -- has bubbled up to the top of the issue mix in recent days. While the Republican battle royale between Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Arizona Sen. John McCain still steals most of the ink and gets the lion's share of airtime on the evening news, the Democrats have ratcheted up their battle for the hearts and minds of environmentalists. Things started heating up when former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley tore into Vice President Al Gore's environmental record during a speech in …
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Ben White is a contributing reporter at the Washington Post and assistant to columnist David Broder. Previously, he was a writer for the Hotline and editor of the Hotline Weekly.