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Askew to Run for Senate Seat

December 14, 1987|United Press International

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Gov. Reubin O. Askew said today that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Lawton Chiles, who is retiring next year.

Askew released a brief statement and promised to make an announcement very soon. He served as governor until 1979, then made a failed bid for President in 1984. The only announced Republican candidate for Chiles' seat is Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.).

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