WASHINGTON -- Vice President Walter Mondale has decided to run for president in 1984, CBS News reported Wednesday night.
The network said sources said that Mondale 'has set his plans for the future.'
He will join an Eastern law firm and lecture at the University of Minnesota after he leaves office Tuesday, the network said.
Mondale has decided against running for the Senate seat from his home state now held by Republican David Durenburger when it comes up in 1982, the network said. But he does intend to run for the Democratic presidential nomination two years later.
Mondale, a former Minnesota senator, ran briefly for the 1976 Democratic nomination, but got out of the race early saying he did not like the drudgery of a long national campaign.
President Carter won the nomination that year, and tapped Mondale to be his running mate.
The other prominent Democrat mentioned for 1984 is Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., defeated by Carter for the 1980 nomination.