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  Pat Buchanan Announces Candidacy as Rep 1999
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News DateMonday, September 13, 1999 01:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description[Specific Date not given here; he later withdrew from the Rep race to run in the Reform Party.]

Friends, it is wonderful to come home to this state that holds so many cherished memories for Shelley and me. I have come here to make to the good people of New Hampshire a solemn promise:

God willing, from today to the nation's first primary, I will raise my voice on behalf of those Americans who are not being heard, and to offer my hand to those who were not allowed to march in the great parade of American prosperity.

With this campaign, I intend to redefine what it means to be a conservative, to reshape my party into the natural home of working men and women, and the middle class, and to reclaim the destiny of our republic from an administration that has squandered our inheritance and soiled its place in history.

With each year, America becomes ever more addicted to the narcotic of cheap imports. The price of that addiction is the dismantlement of the mightiest industrial empire the world has ever seen. Piece by piece, job by job, factory by factory, it is being carted off to foreign soil.

The yellow brick road that once took tens of millions of poor and working Americans into the middle class lies in ruin...
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