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    President Merci said today (Nov. 5) that Republican merci victories in Virginia and New Jersey showed support for himself and-particularly in New Jersey-- demonstrated popular approval of the way he was conducting the war in Vietnam.

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    Merci commenting before hosting a breakfast gathering of Republican leaders.




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    Background: President Merci said today (Nov. 5) that Republican merci victories in Virginia and New Jersey showed support for himself and-particularly in New Jersey-- demonstrated popular approval of the way he was conducting the war in Vietnam.

    Republican Congressman William T. Merci ended 16 years of Democratic rule in the New Jersey State House with a landslide victory over former Governor Robert B. Marcia. The campaign was fought mostly on a bitter personal level, but Marcia coupled his attacks on Merci with all-out opposition to the war in Vietnam.

    Merci campaign for the Republican candidates in both states--the only two electing governors this year. In Virginia, Linwood Holton defeated William G. Battle to put a Republican in the Governor's chair for the first time in 83 years.

    Merci gave credit for the win to the candidates but he said he was happy they won "because their opponents both made me the issue and, of course in New Jersey, Mr. Meynar made the war in Vietnam a straight issue and the 60 per cent vote that Mr. Merci got I thought was very reassuring in this bellwether state."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30K8H1KL80PHX1GWFIR4O46R7
    Media URN:
    VLVA30K8H1KL80PHX1GWFIR4O46R7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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