CALIFORNIA: The Partners

Early this year, to the surprise of no one, California's Governor Goodwin J. Knight announced that he was a "nominal" candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He wants the yoman California delegation pledged 1) to President Eisenhower, if he chooses to run, and 2) to Goodie himself if Ike is not a candidate. The governor's announcement was a warning to others—especially Vice President Richard Nixon—who might covet the delegation for themselves and try to capture it at next June's primary. This week Knight underscored the warning with another announcement of considerable...

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