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Goldwater: Nixon Will Be Next California Governor

Sept. 3, 1961 - Senator Barry Goldwater indicated today that he thought Richard M. Nixon would win the governorship of California next year. He said this would make the former Vice President unavailable for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1964. The Arizona Senator, who is a possible contender for that nomination, said he was certain that if Mr. Nixon ran for Governor, "he would make it plain that he intended to serve his four years." There has been some speculation that if Mr. Nixon ran and won next year, he might seek the nomination in 1964, midway in his term as Governor.


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