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Ike Hits Kennedy, Backs Nixon for Governor

Oct. 8, 1962 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower accused President Kennedy today of seeking “one-party government” in his demands for more Democrats in Congress. In a speech urging the election of Richard M. Nixon as Governor of California, General Eisenhower said “one of the duties of every Governor is to stand like Horatius at the bridge when the Federal Government interferes unnecessarily and improperly. This I believe Dick Nixon would do.” General Eisenhower flew from Denver to Los Angeles, where he was joined by Mr. Nixon. The two flew to San Francisco, where the general delivered his speech. Like all San Franciscans, General Eisenhower kept an ear tuned to the fourth game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. As a part-time Californian, he said, “I’m naturally for the crowd out here.”


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