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re: What MacGregor knew and when he knew it

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  • jim <tsember@hotmail.com>
    In fact, Nixon had to give bonafides especially in MacGregor s case because going for the Senate was such a gamble. MacGregor was not champing at the bit to
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 20, 2003
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      In fact, Nixon had to give bonafides especially in MacGregor's case
      because going for the Senate was such a gamble. MacGregor was not
      champing at the bit to run and certainly not against Humphrey. Nixon
      had to appeal to the Congressman's party loyalty and use the
      persuasion of the Presidency to get MacGregor to give up a safe House
      seat to run against HHH.

      Mc Carthy announced well in advance of the race he wouldn't run (at
      least partly because he knew his chances for the Dem nomination were
      slim against Humphrey). The kids may have loved Eugene but if
      Minnesota's Democrats had to make a choice it would be Humphrey. From
      the day HHH came back to teach college in Minnesota savvy folks
      guessed whither Hubert's thoughts were drifting and he never
      discouraged anyone who surmised that way. From day one of his
      candidacy MacGregor knew who he would be facin
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