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More oh-eight: 3rd Party movements

Just one day before the New Hampshire primary, a group of moderate Dems and Republicans -- as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- will meet at the University of Oklahoma to announce that if the likely nominees of the two parties do not pledge to "go beyond tokenism" in building a bipartisan government, they will be prepared to back Bloomberg in an indie bid. Those participating: Sam Nunn, Chuck Robb, David Boren, Gary Hart on the Dem side; and Chuck Hagel, Bill Brock, John Danforth and Christie Whitman on the GOP side.

Others who may attend the event include: Bill Cohen, Alan Dixon, Bob Graham, Jim Leach and Susan Eisenhower (granddaughter of the late president).