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Dan Quayle Announces Candidacy
|Last Edited||Chronicler May 13, 2006 06:57am|
|News Date||Monday, September 13, 1999 12:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
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Thank you very much. Thank you. I accept your nomination.
Thank you for that warm Huntington welcome. And thank you to Senator Dan Coats, my very dear friend. I only wish that he were still in the United States Senate. What a special day. What a fantastic welcome. This is the heart of America.
Huntington is where I brought my young bride, Marilyn, back here in 1974. I graduated from Huntington High School. I began my career here. I became a father here. I taught business law at Huntington College. We started the law firm of Quayle and Quayle, and I want to be clear about this. My best friend in life, the love of my life, my political confidante for all these years, my wife Marilyn was the senior partner of that law firm.
I first ran for Congress in 1976. I ran against a man who also was from Huntington, a fine gentleman. The experts at that time, they said I didn’t have a chance. And I said to the experts, “Watch me,” and we won.
In 1980 I ran for the United States Senate. And again the experts said, “You can’t win.” They said, “Birch Bayh, he beat Dick Lugar, Bill Ruckelshaus; you can’t win.” And again, I said to the experts, “Watch me,” and we won...
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