Election 1944: Governor Dewey belittles activity of ‘bosses’ (9-21-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 22, 1944)


Governor Dewey belittles activity of ‘bosses’

San Francisco, California (UP) –
Governor Thomas E. Dewey predicted yesterday that letters by Mayor Edward J. Kelly or Chicago to soldiers overseas advocating reelection of President Roosevelt would benefit the Republican Party in the November election.

The Republican presidential candidate offered his prediction when published accounts of the Chicago mayor’s activities were called to his attention.

He commented:

I should think that any letters Mayor Kelly writes to soldiers would greatly assist the Republican cause.

He did not elaborate, but the Republican Party has previously attacked the “bossism” leadership of Kelly at Chicago, Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, New Jersey, and National Committeeman Ed Flynn in New York.