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New York City Mayor Wagner Visits President Kennedy

Oct. 27, 1961 - Mayor Wagner (left) of New York City came to Washington today and won new support from President Kennedy for his re-election. The Mayor reported the President had voiced “enthusiastic support” of his race against State Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz. Moreover, the Mayor went on, the President had expressed confidence that “I would win.” Mayor Wagner said he had not asked the President to make a personal appearance in New York City, because “I don’t think we need it.” Besides, he said, the President has his hands full with international and domestic problems. After the White House visit, Mayor Wagner conferred with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy about the problem of illegal import of narcotics and narcotic addiction.


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