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Stassen Launches 10th Race for Presidency

<i> Times Wire Services</i>

Harold Stassen, a symbol of political persistence, on Wednesday launched his 10th run for the presidency.

To many, Stassen’s name is synonymous with losing, but the 84-year-old former Minnesota governor and university president said he does not see it that way.

“I feel it’s really been a winning life,” he said Wednesday after he filed papers to run in New Hampshire’s Feb. 18 primary. “Every one of the nine times there has been some solid result.”

Stassen, a Republican, is an avid believer in the policies of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Among the “seven mighty moves” he advocates are public works projects to assure full employment and legal restraints on excessive greed.


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