Statement by Assistant
to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater and Press Secretary to the Vice
President Tate on the Republican Presidential Campaign in
President and the Vice President met for approximately 15 minutes this morning
with approximately 50
Vice President said: ``
President Reagan said: ``For 22 years your efforts have been critical to my campaigns. I have offered my services to George Bush to help in any way possible. I know you will join us in this effort. We have so many things to be proud of: peace, 17\1/2\ million new jobs, inflation cut to one-third of what it was 8 years ago, and vastly lower interest rates. So saddle up and ride hard to exert every bit as much energy for George as you did for me.''