June 10, 1996 in Nation/World

Lamm Willing To Run On Reform Party Ticket

Compiled From Wire Services

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm said Sunday he is willing to run for president on Ross Perot’s Reform Party ticket and would increase by tenfold the Medicare savings proposed by President Clinton.

“If nominated I would run, if elected I would serve,” Lamm, 60, a Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Lamm has been working with other centrist politicians since last year on creating a third party, and he said Perot’s new Reform Party, which stresses the need for greater fiscal integrity, fits his goals.

Lamm said he wouldn’t make a firm decision on whether to run until Perot makes it clear whether he will seek the Reform Party nomination.

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