• Short Summary

    SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER OF ARIZONA, LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S CONSERVATIVE WING, ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE INTENDS RUNNING FOR HIS PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION FOR NEXT NOVEMBER'S ELECTIONS.

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    SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER OF ARIZONA, LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S CONSERVATIVE WING, ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE INTENDS RUNNING FOR HIS PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION FOR NEXT NOVEMBER'S ELECTIONS. HE WILL ALSO SEEK RE-ELECTION TO A THIRD SIX-YEAR TERM IN THE SENATE.

    SENATOR GOLDWATER HAS FOR SOME MONTHS BEEN REGARDED AS THE FRONT-RUNNING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE -- EVEN THOUGH UP TILL NOW HE HAD NOT DECLARED HIS CANDIDACY -- BUT HE SEEMS TO HAVE LOST SOME GROUND SINCE THE DEATH OF KENNEDY.

    HE IS ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE MEN IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE, 6 FOOT TALL WITH GREY HAIR, AND IN THE HABIT OF DRIVING AROUND WASHINGTON IN A SPORTS CAR. HE WAS 55 ON NEW YEAR'S DAY AND HAS BEEN IN POLITICS ONLY 15 YEARS. AFTER WARTIME SERVICE IN THE AIR FORCE, IN WHICH HE IS A RESERVE MAJOR-GENERAL, HE WAS ELECTED TO THE PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL IN 1949, AND ENTERED THE SENATE THREE YEARS LATER.

    HE'S AN AVOWED CONSERVATIVE WHO TAKES NO OFFENCE WHEN HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES CALL HIM A "REACTIONARY". HE SAYS IT'S TIME FOR "REACTION" AGAINST EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT SPENDING, HIGH TAXES, AND "SOFT" FOREIGN POLICIES.

    LEADING CONTENDER AGAINST GOLDWATER FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IS GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER OF NEW YORK. ROCKEFELLER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. HIS VIEWS ARE FAR MORE LIBERAL THAN THOSES OF GOLDWATER BUT HIS RECENT MARRIAGE IS THOUGHT TO HAVE LOWERED HIS STANDING CONSIDERABLY.

    AT ALBANY ON NEW YEAR'S DAY ROCKEFELLER THROUGH "OPEN HOUSE" FOR ANYONE WHO CARED TO COME IN AND SEE HIM. HIS WIFE, WHO ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT ONLY TWO DAYS AGO. WAS ALSO THERE.

    DESPITE THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT ROCKEFELLER WRECKED HIS CHANCES BY REMARRYING, HE IS GOING AHEAD WITH MASSIVE PLANS TO WIN THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION. HIS CAMPAIGN IS MODELLED ON MUCH THE SAME LINES AS THAT OF JOHN KENNEDY IN HIS SUCCESSFUL BID FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION IN 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GDH262VFJ229I6DZ9P5HYJ01
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GDH262VFJ229I6DZ9P5HYJ01
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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