By coincidence, both Massachusetts' U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Minnesota's U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey had chosen Jan. 2 as their D (for Declaration) Day. When Hubert got the word from Jack that the Kennedy announcement for the presidential nomination would come on that day, he gallantly moved his ceremony forward three days. After all, everybody and his brother by this time knew that both men had for months been rushing headlong for the nomination, and the worst thing they could do would be to blanket each other's announcement headlines.

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