Election 1944: Truman plans short campaign (8-16-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (August 16, 1944)


Truman plans short campaign

Washington (UP) –
Senator Harry S. Truman, President Roosevelt’s fourth term running mate who will probably carry the brunt of the party’s national campaigning, hoped today that he could limit the job to a half dozen major speeches.

The strategy for the Democratic campaign is expected to be worked out by Senator Truman and Mr. Roosevelt at a meeting either tomorrow or Friday.

Senator Truman would like to launch his part of the program with a speech at notification ceremonies in his native Missouri. He would like to make a labor speech at Detroit and a farm speech in Illinois.

Other appearances which he believes would help the Roosevelt-Truman ticket in November include one in Texas, one possibly at Salt Lake City, Utah, and another in California.