Buchanan set to visit Alaska

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan will pay Alaska a visit Monday, stopping in the state's two largest cities.

Buchanan, the Reform Party candidate, is striving to reach five percent of the vote, a figure that would give his party continued federal campaign support.

Buchanan, 62, won a Republican straw poll in 1996 and spent some time in the state in a similar effort last year before he switched to the Reform Party.

Buchanan arrives in Anchorage Sunday night for early morning Anchorage television interviews. He'll travel to Fairbanks for a late-morning radio show and return to Anchorage for an evening town hall meeting.

Campaign manager Brian Doherty said Buchanan received such a warm welcome on previous Alaska visits that he was prompted to return.

''He has a strong following there and is going back because of the support,'' Doherty said.

This is Buchanan's third presidential run.

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