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Conservative action group sets up anti-Mondale drive

Republicans grabbed the spotlight from the Iowa caucuses as the head of a controversial New Right committee launched a $2 million campaign Wednesday against Democratic front-runner Walter Mondale.

Terry Dolan, chairman of the National Conservative Political Action Committee , said the campaign will begin in New Hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary Feb. 28.

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Mr. Dolan's committee gained notoriety by running negative ads that helped defeat six liberal Democratic senators in the 1980 elections - including George McGovern, another Democratic presidential contender.

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