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Missouri Reform Party Wants Buchanan as Their Presidential Candidate

September 23, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Captial Bureau

The chairman for Missouri's Reform Party says that current Republican presidential candidate, Pat Buchanan, is about to switch party affiliations. Kyle Elfrink has the report from Jefferson City.

According to the chairman for Missouri's Reform party, presidential candidate Pat Buchanan is set to leave the Republican field -- and join the Reform Party. Bill Lewin says that Buchanan's swith will be announced soon...

Actuality:LEWIN1
RunTime: 05
OutCue: "HE'LL SWITCH."
Contents: LEWIN SAYS THAT BUCHANAN WILL ANNOUNCE THAT HE IS RUNNING AS A REFORM CANDIDATE IN EITHER LATE OCTOBER OR EARLY NOVEMBER.

Lewin says that Buchanan is upset with his current party ...

Actuality:LEWIN2
RunTime: 13
OutCue: "REPUBLICAN PARTY."
Contents: THE PARTY HAS BLOCKED BUCHANAN'S TRADE POLICIES FROM BECOMING PART OF THEIR PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM.

Lewin also notes that Buchanan's social and fiscal conservatism is more in step with the Reform Party.

From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.