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Nixon Campaigns in Mariposa

Feb. 14, 1962 - Richard M. Nixon carried his campaign for the Governorship of California to Mariposa today. The former Vice President attacked “the disturbing trend in Sacramento and Washington to take the easy way,” defining “the easy way” as letting the Government handle all problems. “We want a state that is first in quality,” he declared. “California should not lead the nation in the rate of major crimes. We should not lead the nation in highway fatalities. And we should not be satisfied with being second-best in meeting other problems.” He accused Governor Edmund G. Brown of standing “pat” on his record. He said he did not believe the majority of the people shared the Democratic Governor’s “smugness and complacency.”

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