Campaigns: Joining The Crowd

Joining The Crowd

One is the son of a Basque sheepherder who settled in Nevada, the other the child of Greeks who immigrated to Massachusetts. Former Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt, 64, a Republican, and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, 53, a Democrat, both announced their intentions to run for President last week.

Laxalt launched his campaign exploratory committee with an announcement at the National Press Club in Washington. Quipped Laxalt, a close friend of Ronald Reagan's who served as his presidential campaign chairman three times: "In Western parlance, this hired hand is ready to take over as foreman." He already has the support of several...

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