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Mondale tells Midwesterners he wants 2nd chance on jobs

Walter Mondale said Tuesday the steel industry ''suffered far too much'' under the Carter administration when he was vice-president. But he urged voters in the industrial Midwest to give him a second chance to come up with new solutions to high unemployment and foreign imports. At the same time, he criticized what he said was a Reagan administration refusal to force steel executives to pour back their profits into modernized plants.

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Mondale picked up an endorsement Tuesday from the Boston Globe, which praised what it called his ''dedication to a strong national defense ... and a compassionate and realistic approach to domestic matters."