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Democrats Elated Over Election

Nov. 7, 1962 - Democratic leaders from President Kennedy down expressed elation today over their party’s victory in yesterday’s elections. Largely completed but still tentative returns show that, although the Democrats have lost a little ground in the House, they have gained in the Senate and have preserved a favorable status quo in governorships. The President was brief and restrained in his official comment on the outcome. “I am heartened,” he said, “by the results of yesterday’s election. This country and the Congress face major responsibilities in the coming years, and I am certain that the Congress will meet these responsibilities in a progressive and vigorous manner.” Officials at Republican headquarters were gloomy. “We were nicely clobbered. That’s all,” one remarked.


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