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Ike Pledges to Support Nixon if He Runs for Governor

Aug. 28, 1961 - Former President Eisenhower pledged today his full support if his Vice President, Richard M. Nixon, decides to run for governor of California. General Eisenhower made the promise as he and Mr. Nixon met at the General's farm outside Gettysburg. "If he decides to run and asks me to help him, I'll do everything I can to help him win," the former President said. Mr. Nixon refused to say whether he would run for the post next year. He said that he had been receiving advice from all over the country. "Many are saying what they would do if they were in my position," Mr. Nixon said. "Well, my answer to that is that they are not in my position."


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