HOUSTON - President Bush's reelection prospects could be hurt by the tightness of bank credit in many parts of the country, Republican officials warned during their national convention last week.

Many GOP legislators and other party leaders were holding the Bush administration responsible for a credit crunch that they say continues to hurt small businesses back home. Most said the administration had not done enough to spur bank lending.

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