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President Kennedy Endorses Wagner for Mayor of NYC

Nov. 2, 1961 - President Kennedy strongly endorsed New York City Mayor Wagner (left) today for a third term. On his arrival at La Guardia Airport for an afternoon in the city, Mr. Kennedy released a statement voicing “with the utmost conviction my whole-hearted support for the re-election of Mayor Robert F. Wagner.” The President described the Mayor as a man with unmatched experience in coping with city problems, and declared it was important to the success of his own program to have a Mayor in New York who shared his convictions. In further aid to the Democratic candidate, Mr. Kennedy, with Mayor Wagner at his side in an open car, rode on a 10-mile route to the Carlyle Hotel.


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