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College Republicans bring Patrick Buchanan to WMU

March 26, 2005

KALAMAZOO--A major influence in conservative American politics for the past four decades, Patrick J. Buchanan, will speak at Western Michigan University Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Buchanan has been a senior adviser to three presidents, and twice a candidate himself for the Republican nomination. From 1966 through 1974, he was a confidant and assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, he was White House director of communications for Ronald Reagan. In 1992, Buchanan challenged then-President George H. W. Bush for the Republican nomination. In 1996, he won the New Hampshire primary, and went on to finish second in that year's Republican presidential race to Sen. Bob Dole.

After leaving the White House in 1974, Buchanan became a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of the more enduring talk shows in television history: NBC's "The MacLaughlin Group," and CNN's "Capital Gang" and "Crossfire."

Buchanan has written seven books, including the New York Times Bestsellers "The Death of the West" and "Republic Not an Empire," Washington Post Bestseller "Right From the Beginning," as well as his most recent book "Where the Right Went Wrong."

Buchanan's visit to WMU is sponsored by the College Republicans at WMU and by Young America's Foundation. For more information, call the College Republicans at (269) 381-4018 or visit the Web at www.rso.wmich.edu/gop.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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