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President and Vice President Will Cease Political Campaigning for Duration of ’62 Race

Oct. 22, 1962 - The White House announced tonight that President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson would make no further political appearances in the Congressional campaign because of the Cuban crisis. The move by the Administration was considered evidence not only of the seriousness of the situation but also of the desire of the President to unify the country behind his blockade order and keep the crisis out of partisan politics. In this connection, the White House said the President personally informed former Republican presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover, as well as former Democratic President Harry S. Truman, of his decision.

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