Hart running?

DENVER (AP) Gary Hart says the political world has ''grown up'' since the 1987 scandal that knocked him out of the race for the White House, and he may run for his old Senate seat.

The Colorado Democrat told Denver newspapers on Tuesday that friends and supporters have encouraged him to run for the seat now held by Republican Hank Brown, who has decided not to seek a second term in 1996.

''When serious people make a serious argument, you've got to give it some thought,'' Hart said. ''But I've reached no conclusion yet.''

Some supporters have contacted fund-raisers who were encouraging about his prospects, he said.

Hart, 58, served in the Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is now an international trade lawyer in Denver.

He said ''the whole political world has grown up'' since 1987, when he dropped out of the race for president amid allegations he had an affair with model Donna Rice.

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