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Anderson says party will enter presidential race

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Howard Lafranchi / September 19, 1983

New York

John Anderson says his new National Unity Party will hold a convention in late spring of 1984 to select a third-party candidate for president. In a television interview on Independent Network News, Anderson refused to say whether he himself would seek the nomination.

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Anderson said he is working hard to organize the new party to ensure it will be represented on the ballot in a significant number of states. In the 1980 presidential election, Anderson, running as an independent, received 7 percent of the vote.