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73-year-old President Ronald Reagan announces his intention to seek re-election, making it official in a five minute paid political announcement from the Oval Office. Reagan would end up winning re-election with 57-percent of the vote.
"President Reagan Announces He's Running for Re-Election." Andrea Mitchell, correspondent. NBC Today Show. NBCUniversal Media. 30 Jan. 1984. NBC Learn. Web. 21 March 2015.
Mitchell, A. (Reporter), & Dancy, J. (Anchor). (1984, January 30). President Reagan Announces He's Running for Re-Election. [Television series episode]. NBC Today Show. Retrieved from https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=2636
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"President Reagan Announces He's Running for Re-Election" NBC Today Show, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 01/30/1984. Accessed Sat Mar 21 2015 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=2636
President Reagan Announces He's Running for Re-Election
JOHN DANCY, anchor:
He’s 73 years old, hard of hearing, and there’s been persistent speculation that Ronald Reagan was ready to pack it in and head back to the ranch. But the speculators were wrong, Mr. Reagan says he’s ready to serve four more years. Our White House correspondent Andrea Mitchell is standing by live this morning. Andrea?
ANDREA MITCHELL, reporting:
Good morning, John. Well, there was never really any doubt about what the President would do, but he sure squeezed every last drop of suspense out of his re-election announcement. One thousand supporters, including the Cabinet, the kitchen cabinet and all the Reagan and Bush State Chairmen watched from the hotel near the White House. The President made it official in a five minute paid political announcement from the Oval Office.
President REAGAN: We have made a new beginning. Vice President Bush and I would like to have your continued support and cooperation in completing what we began three years ago. I am therefore announcing that I am a candidate and will seek re-election to the office I presently hold.
MITCHELL: Right now Mr. Reagan appears to be very strong with high approval ratings, a big campaign organization, lots of money and all the advantages of the incumbent. But his strategists believe that by November this will be a very close race.