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Romney Rules Himself Out of ’64 Presidential Race

Aug. 13, 1962 - George Romney, Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan, ruled himself out today as a Presidential contender in 1964. The industrialist-turned-politician said at a news conference in Williamston, Mich., where he is campaigning: “If I am elected Governor, I will not be a candidate for President in 1964. I expect to concentrate fully on the job here in Michigan. I have never undertaken a job I did not finish.” Newsmen asked Mr. Romney if his statement carried an inference that he would run for Governor again in 1964 if he should be elected this year. Michigan Governors serve two-year terms. “You are jumping further ahead in your thinking than I am,” he replied.


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