Letter to the Chairman of the Reagan-Bush '84 Committee

October 17, 1983

Dear Paul:

I am writing this letter in response to your decision to chair Reagan-Bush '84. I deeply appreciate your action. The work of your Committee will be of great help to me at such time as I may make a formal decision to seek a second term as President.

Meanwhile, I recognize that due to the technical requirements of the Federal election laws (including the requirement for the designation of a principal campaign committee), your Committee must file with the Federal Election Commission as a committee that will be working on behalf of my re-election. This letter will serve as my consent for the purpose of allowing you to form this Committee, and I request that Angela M. Buchanan Jackson serve as the Committee's Treasurer.

Sincerely,

Ronald Reagan

[The Honorable Paul Laxalt, United States Senate, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510]

Note: The text of the President's letter was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary.