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Democratic and GOP faithful geared up for key races in '66 and '68 (photos)

Republicans in Glenville rallied for party stalwarts — including presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon — during the autumn of 1968. From left are Rep. Daniel E. Button, Sen. Dalwin J. Niles, Assemblyman Clark C. Wemple and Supreme Court Justice candidates Arthur Aulisi and Guy A. Graves.
Republicans in Glenville rallied for party stalwarts — including presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon — during the autumn of 1968. From left are Rep. Daniel E. Button, Sen. Dalwin J. Niles, Assemblyman Clark C. Wemple and Supreme Court Justice candidates Arthur Aulisi and Guy A. Graves.
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Some people boarded a bus for Hubert H. Humphrey. Others passed out campaign buttons for Richard Nixon. Young Republicans and young Democrats chose their favorite candidates and supported them in streets and shopping centers. Still others ate clams and attended expensive $100-a-plate fund-raiser dinners. These folks were part of politics around Schenectady in 1966 and 1968. Voter drives began during late summer and ran into the middle of fall, when fortunes were bolstered or busted ...


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