Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan
A Nixon speech writer and opposition researcher from 1966 to 1974, Pat Buchanan left the administration generally untarnished by Watergate. He returned to the White House as an assistant to President Gerald Ford and as communications director for President Ronald Reagan, dealing with issues including the Iran-Contra scandal from 1985 to 1987.

Buchanan went on to become a conservative political figure in his own right, as an author of books on politics and a regular on talk shows such as CNN's "Crossfire." He challenged George Bush, Sr. for the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and again sought the nomination in 1996, winning a surprising victory in the New Hampshire primary before dropping out of the race a month later. In 1999, Buchanan left the GOP for the Reform Party, winning the Party's presidential nomination but garnering less than one percent of the national vote.

In 1973 Buchanan told the Senate Watergate committee that he knew of no covert operations or dirty tricks campaigns against Democratic opponents. However, Watergate documents released in recent years, particularly a 1972 memo, show that Buchanan endorsed activities designed to harass and embarrass Democrats during the campaign. Buchanan lives in McLean, Va.

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