Making a one day stopover Nov 3 after his campaign tour of California, Senator Kennedy urged the people of Arizona to vote Democratic in the Presidential elections.
TRANSCRIPT: Senator Kennedy: "I recognise that the struggle here is not easy, I know that Barry Goldwater sent a wire saying it was in the bag in Arizona'. It's in the bag in Arizona like it was in the bag of the New York Yankees. There is no election in the United States in the bag two weeks ahead. And our experience this year in Arizona , a strong Democratic State, is going to prove that Arizona and the nation are going Democratic in 1960. Barry,(referring to Goldwater) this election isn't in the bag in Arizona, or in the nation, but your chances in 1964 may still come, because we are going to retire Mr. Nixon to the beauties of California."
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Background: Making a one day stopover Nov 3 after his campaign tour of California, Senator Kennedy urged the people of Arizona to vote Democratic in the Presidential elections. Addressing a street meeting in Phoenix - stronghold of Republican conservative Barry Goldwater - he hit out at the Nixon supporters who claimed to have the state "in the bag."
Attacking 'favourite son' Goldwater, Kennedy said;
With the election on Nov 8, Democratic candidate Kennedy shows no sign of slowing up on his gruelling campaign programme. Public polls show him to be out in front of his Republican opponent Vice-President Richard Nixon. In the last week new strength has been given to the efforts of President Eisenhower who has urged the nation to back Nixon.
Senator Kennedy has another six states to visit states to visit before he winds up his campaign with an eve of election rally in Boston, Massachusetts, his own state.