Presidential Nominating Process: Hearings Held Before the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, March 20, May 8, 1986, Washington, DC.

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986 - 186 pages
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