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Bush Isn't Worried About Stock Slump

October 18, 1987|From a Times Staff Writer

Vice President George Bush wound down his seven-state presidential candidacy swing with a leisurely Saturday in Newport Beach.

Bush departed from his prepared speech and said at a meeting of the California Federation of Republican Women that he is not worried by Friday's record drop in the stock market.

"The underpinnings of the economy are strong and I expect the American people will see that, the people in the market will see that, so I don't worry about yesterday's market," he said.

This speech, and a scattering of meetings with Southland supporters, left Bush six hours of private time--nearly as much time to himself as he had altogether since Monday when he began his official candidacy announcement tour.

Bush is scheduled to conclude his tour today with a barbecue in Dallas.

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