Editors make Bush and Gore winners

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It's no surprise--what with all the talk of hanging, swinging and dimpled chads-that the stars of November's election saga are also the focus of this month's Cover Story.

Al Gore and George W. Bush were the winners with 12 points, sharing simultaneous Time and Newsweek covers for three out of four weeks. Vice President Gore, however, got an extra 2 points for his stint on the cover of Rolling Stone.

"Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore took second place with 7 points, including the cover of Premiere. For third place, Faith Hill hit a high note with McCall's and a share of Vanity Fair's music issue, winning 6 points; tied with Ms. Hill was "Pay It Forward" actress Helen Hunt.

Cover Story is Ad Age's monthly ranking of celebrities' popularity as reflected by their appearances on the covers of more than 30 of the nation's leading publications.

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