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Nixon to Run for Governor of California

Sept. 27, 1961 - Richard M. Nixon announced today that he would be a candidate for Governor of California next year. The former Vice President also renounced any intention of being the Republican candidate for President in 1964. The party's 1960 Presidential candidate suggested that his decision "cleared the way" for possible 1964 candidacies of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, or for other aspirants who might emerge after the 1962 national elections. Asked about 1968, Mr. Nixon replied jocularly that he hoped to be supporting the re-election of "the Republican elected in 1964."


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