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May 8, 1988
Popular former Florida Gov. Reubin O. Askew gave up his bid for a U.S. Senate seat even though he was leading the race, saying "it's just not right" that candidates must spend 75% of their time raising money. Askew said he also was motivated by a desire to spend more time with his family. He said he would support a fellow Democrat, Rep. Buddy MacKay, for the Senate. Askew's war chest had reached $1 million, but a 1986 Senate race in which former Gov.
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May 8, 1988
Popular former Florida Gov. Reubin O. Askew gave up his bid for a U.S. Senate seat even though he was leading the race, saying "it's just not right" that candidates must spend 75% of their time raising money. Askew said he also was motivated by a desire to spend more time with his family. He said he would support a fellow Democrat, Rep. Buddy MacKay, for the Senate. Askew's war chest had reached $1 million, but a 1986 Senate race in which former Gov.
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NEWS
December 22, 1987
Florida's former Democratic Gov. Reubin O. Askew began an attempt at a political comeback, announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Lawton Chiles. "I know how to help make government work," Askew, 59, said at a news conference in Orlando.
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December 14, 1987 | United Press International
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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December 15, 1987 | United Press International
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.
NEWS
August 28, 1996
In theory, a convention keynote speaker is charged with setting the tone and mood for the party during its moment of highest visibility. And when Gov. Evan Bayh of Indiana took the stage Tuesday night to deliver the 1996 Democratic keynote address, he found himself with a rare chance to make himself known to millions of Americans. Yet despite that spotlight, few keynoters in contemporary times have gone on to bigger and better things.
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