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Time Capsule: Sen. Paul Simon Joins 1988 Democratic Derby

Time Capsule: Sen. Paul Simon Joins 1988 Democratic Derby

Paul Simon of Illinois, the rumble-voiced, bow-tie wearing former newspaperman who unseated longtime Republican Sen. Charles H. Percy only three years earlier, announced his candidacy for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination on this day twenty-five years ago. “I seek the Presidency with a firm sense of who I am, what I stand for and what [...]