THE PRESIDENCY: Economics in Manhattan

For the first time since he became President, Franklin Roosevelt last week made a political speech in Manhattan. The occasion was the Jefferson birthday dinner* of the National Democratic Club. Its importance was that New York is rated a close state in 1936 calculations. Any serious wavering on the part of New York City's nominally heavy Democratic majority might cost Democrat Roosevelt New York's 47 votes in the Electoral College. With Alfred Emanuel Smith and James John Walker notably absent, the powers of Democratic politics in New York sat down to dine...

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