Story of Buchanan Baby Helped Bush Win White House

may 19, 2004  03:15 pm
During the 2000 presidential campaign, longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative Roger Stone pushed an unsubstantiated story that Reform Party candidate Patrick Buchanan had had an illegitimate child while he was a Georgetown undergraduate. The rumor had dogged the candidate in earlier races, but this time the allegation was spiced up with a rumor that Buchanan had made payments to the mother to kill the story, Wayne Barrett writes in a Village Voice article that has special reporting by Jessie Singer.