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Will Goldwater Run in 1964?

July 2, 1961 - Washington D.C. does not take Barry Goldwater as seriously as the rest of the country does. He is universally liked in the Senate, but his influence is negligible. He is not a member of its invisible hierarchy, "The Club." But many agree that a Goldwater clique is coalescing within Republican ranks around the U.S. "A lot of people say they want me to run for President," he said recently. "I tell them that electing a Republican Congress in 1962 is more important than thinking about 1964. I tell them that I’m not seeking the Presidency - and I'm not. But that's not a position you have to promise to hold down to the wire. You never know what you may have to do."


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