Dominican President starts campaign tour of the U.S.

SANTO DOMINGO.- President Leonel Fernandez, candidate to reelection for the ruling PLD party, left yesterday for Miami, where he's scheduled to begin a campaign tour of six days.

The chief executive left from the Dominican capital at 12 noon aboard a private flight two hours later than expected, amid a slight drizzle, accompanied by nthe first lady Margarita Cedeño, Administrative minister Luis Manuel Bonetti; press secretary Rafael Núñez and a few campaign collaborators.