Gas Prices Fuel Election Battle

Laracy, Alex
May 2004
Convenience Store News;5/3/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
As record-high gas prices have become a hot topic for posturing and finger-pointing between Democratic candidate John Kerry and U.S. President George W. Bush, retailers are unsure that the topic should be viewed as an essential election issue. Kerry said in a campaign statement on March 30 that he would pressure the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to provide more oil, simplify rules on gas to reduce costs, and develop more energy-efficient vehicles. Bush's campaign, meanwhile, released a television ad contending that Kerry has backed higher gasoline taxes 11 times and has supported a 50-cent-per-gallon tax increase that would cost the average family $657 a year.


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