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Rockefeller: Kennedy Not “Unbeatable” in 1964

Oct. 23, 1961 - “I don’t think anybody is unbeatable,” Governor Rockefeller (right) of New York said today when asked whether a Republican could defeat President Kennedy in 1964. He recalled that in 1958 he was told that his predecessor, Averell Harriman, a Democrat, was unbeatable. Mr. Rockefeller is visiting various parts of the country on a speaking tour. The reference to 1964 came when he was asked to comment on remarks attributed to former Vice President RIchard M. Nixon that Mr. Kennedy would be unbeatable in the next election. “We cannot assume he isn’t beatable,” the Governor commented.


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