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Shelley Buchanan: Mercedes For Sale With PM-Republicans

March 18, 1992

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) _ Patrick Buchanan’s post-mortem on his disappointing showings in the Michigan and Illinois primaries ended on a bittersweet note regarding a Mercedes Benz he bought for his wife, Shelley.

The foreign-made car became a major liability in Michigan as Buchanan pressed his America-first, protectionist themes. Bush didn’t let anyone forget it - running campaign ads about the car.

″Are you going to sell your Mercedes?″ a reporter asked at the end of Buchanan’s airport press conference this morning.

″You wanna buy it?″ Shelley Buchanan shot back. ″It’s for sale.″

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