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  •   'A Worthy Adversary'

    By The Associated Press
    Friday, November 6, 1998; 7:54 p.m. EST

    The text of a statement released Friday night by President Clinton:

    Newt Gingrich has been a worthy adversary, leading the Republican Party to a majority in the House, and joining me in a great national debate over how best to prepare America for the 21st century.

    Despite our profound differences, I appreciate those times we were able to work together in the national interest, especially Speaker Gingrich's strong support for America's continuing leadership for freedom, peace and prosperity in the world.

    © Copyright 1998 The Associated Press

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