Election 1944: Bricker in Ohio, will tour East (11-1-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (November 1, 1944)


Bricker in Ohio, will tour East

Aboard Bricker campaign train en route to Toledo (UP) –
Ohio Governor John W. Bricker was on the road again today carrying his campaign for votes through Ohio before swinging east in an attempt to capture New York and Pennsylvania for the Republicans.

The GOP vice-presidential nominee visited his state house office in Columbus yesterday for the first time in more than a month as he pointed up speeches he will deliver this week.

Speaks in Toledo

Governor Bricker resumed his drive with a rear-platform talk at Delaware, Ohio, this afternoon, followed by similar talks at Marion, Upper Sandusky, Carey and Fostoria.

Tonight, he speaks in Toledo.

Tomorrow, he makes two night speeches at Peterson, New Jersey, at 9:30 ET and at Queens, New York, immediately afterward. He ends his campaign at Cleveland Saturday with a major speech, nationally broadcast over the Blue Network at 8:30 p.m.

Assurance From Dewey

In a press conference last night, he said he believed the Farm Belt states would go Republican in Tuesday’s election.

He also said he had received a telephone call from Governor Thomas E. Dewey, GOP presidential nominee, shortly after his arrival in Columbus and that he “assured me the Republicans will carry New York.”