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Mondale should have run with a Southerner, says Bush

Vice-President George Bush said yesterday that Walter Mondale would have had a better chance of beating President Reagan if he had picked a Southern conservative as his running mate instead of Geraldine Ferraro.

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Setting out on the final leg of the 1984 campaign, Bush flew to Chicago for a joint appearance with President Reagan. Then he was heading on to his adopted home state of Texas for more stumping before voting in Houston on Tuesday.

President Reagan abrupty changed his campaign travel schedule Sunday en route from Milwaukee to St. Louis, adding a brief stop in Rochester, Minn., to seek votes in Walter Mondale's home state.