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Ex-Gov. Askew Says He'll Run for Senate

December 15, 1987|United Press International

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Democratic Gov. Reubin O. Askew announced his candidacy Monday for the Senate seat of Lawton Chiles.

Askew, 59, an Orlando lawyer, emerged from a weekend of seclusion with his wife, Donna Lou, and close friends to confirm he will run for the Senate to replace Chiles, a Democrat, who announced his retirement last week.

Rep. Daniel A. Mica (D-Fla.) has also announced his candidacy. Rep. Connie Mack is the only announced Republican candidate.

Askew was governor from 1971 to 1979, and briefly sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984.

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