SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Special Correspondence Gov. Hughes' Successor--? New York, March 19, 1910. WHO will be next governor of New York? The public of this State is not asking the question, because it is taken up with...

...Hearst can easily be a formidable candidate for the governorship running on a third ticket as an independent...
...They have declared a truce in their own factional fight, in order to watch the Republican fight...
...In the municipal election last fall Guy-nor received 251,000 votes, Bannard (Republican) 178,000, and Hearst 154,000...
...Has anything happened to lessen the Hearst influence...
...In* general, the public knows that this struggle has a bearing upon the election next November, but actually the governorship after Mr...
...Also Clark Williams of New York City, the present State Comptroller, is known as an able executive and a strong Hughes man...
...Last week, at a banquet to Mr...
...In the meantime every politician in the State is wondering what will become of Senator Elihu Root if the Republican bosslets can defy him with impunity as they have in the past month.p...
...It is being said that Mayor Gaynor favors him...
...The public of this State is not asking the question, because it is taken up with the daily paper first page articles about the melodramatic struggle for control of the Republican machine...
...In Manhattan, Hearst received 86,975 and Bannard 86,888...
...It was admitted that Hearst had no "organization," and according to the sworn reports of expenses turned in to the secretary of state, the Hearst campaign fund was very small...
...Hughes is remote...
...Bennet, Ex-governor Odell was present and seemed to indorse the Bennet candidacy...
...Also a portion of the anti-Tammany faction continues to boom Ex-mayor McClellan, who is now in Europe...
...It is almost obvious that if the present strife in both Republican and Democratic organizations of New York continues, until next October, Mr...
...The Democrats in the State are marking time, watching the battle between the Republican factions...
...After the election of Gaynor and the defeat of Tammany for all other officers, Hearst was hailed as a hero...
...Nothing but the growth of Gaynor...
...But the machine politicians are talking of it every day...
...They are not talking for publication...
...William H. Hotchkiss of Buffalo, at present 'he State Superintendent of Insurance, is known to have the governor's confidence...
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...Two men are being named for the Republican nomination to carry on the Hughes policies...
...Even the conservative magazines had articles on "The Triumph of Hearst...
...On the other hand certain machine Republicans have started a boom for Congressman William S. Bennet of New York city...
...At present he is being named in a tentative way...
...The name of Martin J. Keogh of Westchester county, just north of New York City, a justice of the supreme court of the state, is being mentioned with evident authority for the Democratic nomination...
...And it is little short of astonishing that no newspaper in the State has yet called attention, in editorial or news columns, to the strong strategic position of William R. Hearst...

Vol. 2 • March 1910 • No. 12


 
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