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or tell me how to vote.

Well, I think that was the beginning of the end of our very cordial relations. Now, to skip ahead to '68: I am running against Seymour, who's a very posh candidate of the Republicans. He and I had both won our respective primaries. And on a radio program, WRVR, he off the air said in response to a question: “Yes, the mayor is going to endorse me shortly.” I am horrified. I mean Lindsay's endorsement on the east side of Manhattan in the silk stocking district: they loved him. They like me better than they like him at this moment. I say to you: I'm very proud of the fact that I have a better relationship to the district than he did at his best. But I'm horrified. I thought, “My God, this means I'll lose, and how can he do this to me, I who crossed party lines for him?”

So I call up Bob Sweet, who was then the deputy mayor, and I say, “I'd like to have a meeting with the mayor.” He said, “I'll see what I can do,” and then a few days later he calls me up to ask me to come in and see him -- Bob Sweet, that is. I come in and Bob says, “What do you want to see the mayor about?” They really knew; they had an idea. I said, “I'll take that up with the mayor.” “No,” says Bob Sweet, “you'll have to take that up with me. I have to know in advance what it is you want to discuss with him.” I said, “Oh, no. Are you telling me [that's a favorite phrase I have] that I, a city councilman, have to

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