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"The choice should not be made on the basis of whether Vice President Gore finds the person threatening in the year 2000."

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., quoted Wednesday by the Associated Press discussing the appointment of a new secretary of state -- while referring to reports Gore had objected to naming retired Gen. Colin Powell, retiring Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., or Lugar because they are potential rivals in the 2000 presidential race.

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