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Press Release - Governors Weld and Allen Endorse Dole

February 14, 1996

Massachusetts and Virginia Leaders Salute "Character and Common Sense"

Today in Manchester, New Hampshire, Governor Bill Weld of Massachusetts and Governor George Allen of Virginia endorsed Bob Dole for President.

"Bob Dole has proven that reforming welfare, cutting taxes, cracking down on criminals and balancing the budget are not partisan positions, but plain common sense," said Weld. "He will be the kind of president who can get the whole country to rally around the real solutions to America's problems."

"I am proud to give my whole-hearted support to a great leader, who should be -- and will be -- the next President of the United States: Bob Dole," said Governor Allen. "Bob Dole's character, principles, and effective conservative leadership personify what is good about America. His hard work, self-reliance and faith in God, show that an individual from humble roots can overcome adversity and achieve great success."

"I'm proud to have the support of these distinguished Governors," said Senator Dole. "These dynamic leaders are showing us what states can do when the federal government gets out of the way. As President I will cut taxes and red tape so that Governors have the flexibility and resources to solve problems and serve their citizens."

Massachusetts holds it GOP primary on March 5 and will send 37 delegates to the Republican convention in August. Virginia holds its state convention this summer and will send 53 delegates to the GOP convention. Nationwide, Bob Dole remains the overwhelming favorite among, Republican Presidential candidates. In a recent Time/CNN poll of potential GOP primary voters, Dole won 47 percent of the vote, 30 points ahead of his nearest Republican rival.

Robert Dole, Press Release - Governors Weld and Allen Endorse Dole Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/315498

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