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LBH
Interview # 15
Interviewee: Congressman Edward L. Koch
Interviewer: Ed Edwin
New York City
Jan. 8, 1976

Koch:

Do we have any old matters to go over?

Q:

Yes, I think picking up from yesterday, I'm not sure that you finally followed through completely about what Lindsay did about the endorsement of Mike Seymour. You had left his office and had tossed a hand bill reproducing the Daily News banner line on his desk, and I believe you said you stomped out of his office then.

Koch:

Well, from that point on, we had a war. If there was an opportunity for me to attack him, I attacked him -- and there has never been a rapprochement. Let me try to evaluate Lindsay for you.

Q:

Did he come out publicly with a strong endorsement of Mike Seymour?

Koch:

Oh, yes -- and Seymour put it in his literature. Oh, that's a very funny story. Seymour, who was somewhat of a schmuck in a way -- nice and all of that but he didn't have the common touch; he wasn't of that genre; so what was funny was the letter of Lindsay was sent in late October, and it happened



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