Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen on Saturday called the Republican Party platform a "repeat of broken promises" from the Reagan administration.

The Texas senator, in a speech at Texas A&I University, said he's been watching the Republican convention, "and from what I've heard thus far, it's just a repeat of some of the broken promises we heard in 1980 and back in 1984.""They've got a balanced budget amendment in that platform," he said. "Remember that in 1980? They had it in '84. And they haven't submitted a balanced budget yet."