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Buchanan surprise

Pat Buchanan breathed new life into his fading presidential campaign, 48 hours before "Super Tuesday", with an upset win over Bob Dole in Republican caucuses in Missouri, the clutch of major primaries across the South, writes Rupert Cornwell.

Almost complete returns showed the right-wing commentator with 35 per cent, Mr Dole 30 per cent and 26 per cent uncommitted. Voters were not directly choosing Missouri's 36 delegates to August's nominating convention in San Diego.