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PEROT TO STEP UP DRIVE FOR NEW PARTY

Ross Perot said Thursday he will step up his campaign for a new political party because Republicans "are playing games" with his ideas for reforming the federal government.

Asked why he doesn't support Republican leaders since they say they agree on such issues as term limits and campaign reform, Perot said: "They're talking about it. But they haven't done it.""We want results, not talk," Perot said of his new Reform Party, which he hopes to put on the ballot in all 50 states.

"The people feel that the two existing parties are bought and paid for by the special interests and that the peoples' interests are not represented," Perot said.

Perot said politics have become "so mean, so bitter-spirited that the best people in our country are leaving it. People like General (Colin) Powell won't even touch it."