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Mansfield, Tom Finletter--he was
trying to get the nomination from New York--Albert Gore of Tennessee, Muskie of
Maine, Pastore of Rhode Island, Yarborough of Texas, Dodd of Connecticut, McGee of
Wyoming, Cannon of Nevada, Proxmire of Wisconsin, and Harrison Williams, and William
You did this through the state committees?
Through their own committees, and naturally with my own personal funds.
And in Congressional campaigns I supported John Rooney, Shirley Fogarty, George
McGovern, Denton of Indiana, Sydney Yates, B of Indiana, Don
Magnusson, Gordon Canfield of New Jersey and James Delaney of New York--the latter
two had been helpful to us--Edna Kelly. And for governor, I supported Pat Brown,
Harriman, Wilson Wyatt.
How did you determine whom you would support and in what amounts? Was it through Mike
Oh, no. In the case of Harriman I was interested in him because he was the Democratic
Governor of New York, and I was interested in getting mental health research money
and better hospital conditions. I determined it all on my own. California was a major
state and I wanted California to do better in the field of mental illness, and I must
say I have had a hard time with Pat Brown on it, but that's another story.
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