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Texts of Statements Made by Baker, Daley

December 13, 2000|From Associated Press

Statement Tuesday by Bush's advisor, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III:

"I have just spoken to Gov. Bush and Secretary Cheney. They are, of course, very pleased and gratified that seven justices of the United States Supreme Court agreed that there were constitutional problems with the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.

"They wanted me to once again express their appreciation to the fine legal team and the hundreds of volunteers who have worked here in Florida on their behalf for the last 35 days.

"This has been a long and arduous process for everyone involved on both sides.

"Thank you and good evening."

Statement by Vice President Al Gore's campaign chairman, Bill Daley:

"Al Gore and Joe Lieberman are now reviewing the 5-4 decision issued tonight by the Supreme Court of the United States. The decision is both complex and lengthy. It will take time to completely analyze this opinion. We will address the court's decision in full detail at a time to be determined tomorrow."

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