• Short Summary

    NORMAN MAILER, THE AMERICAN WRITER, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL RUN FOR MAYOR OF NEW YORK IF HE CAN RAISE ENOUGH SUPPORT AMONG THE YOUNG.

  • Description

    NORMAN MAILER, THE AMERICAN WRITER, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL RUN FOR MAYOR OF NEW YORK IF HE CAN RAISE ENOUGH SUPPORT AMONG THE YOUNG.

    MR MAILER ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION ON THURSDAY (17 APRIL). HE SAID THAT IF HE COULD GATHER ENOUGH SUPPORT IN A TEN-DAY UNIVERSITIES TOUR HE IS MAKING, HE WILL RUN FOR NOMINATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR THE POST IN JUNE.

    NEW YORK'S PRESENT MAYOR, REPUBLICAN JOHN LINDSAY, IS HIMSELF RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION. HE IS BEING BACKED BY THE LIBERAL PARTY WHICH HELPED HIM INTO CITY HALL IN 1965.

    HE MAY FIND THE PRIMARY FOR HIS OWN REPUBLICAN PARTY, WITH TWO RIGHT-WING OPPONENTS, MORE TAXING.

    MR MAILER, FORTY-FIVE, HAS WRITTEN A NUMBER OF NOVELS - 'THE NAKED AND THE DEAD' AND 'AN AMERICAN DREAM' BEING AMONG THE BEST KNOWN. HE HAS GAINED A REPUTATION IN BOTH HIS WRITING AND HIS ACTIONS, AS AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF MANY ASPECTS OF AMERICAN LIFE. LAST YEAR HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS OUTSIDE THE PENTAGON, AND AT THE CHICAGO DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. BOOKS BY HIM ON BOTH THESE SUBJECTS WERE NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD (AN UNPRECEDENTED DOUBLE HONOUR) AND ONE OF THEM WON. ALL HIS INITIAL CAMPAIGN STAFF ARE WRITERS BEST KNOWN IN NEW YORK.

    HE DECIDED TO ENTER THE CONTEST WHEN FORMER MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. IN A PRESS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY IN NEW YORK, MAILER GAVE HIS VIEWS ON HIS CHANCES-AND THE OTHER CANDIDATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUBZYB7QSDTL1EL1YXYRLUYH5
    Media URN:
    VLVAUBZYB7QSDTL1EL1YXYRLUYH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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