But he was wary of a professional dirty trick.
Thirty years ago this week, rumors began circulating about the supposed extramarital affairs of Sen.
Atwater had the strength to talk for only five minutes.
It made his political reputation, for it turned out that the McGovern campaign had a secret weapon.
In the new movie, The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman stars as Senator Gary Hart, the married presidential hopeful whose White House dreams were derailed by allegations of an affair with Rice, a then 29-year-old model and pharmaceutical sales rep.
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