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Randolph Enterprise
May 5, 1960

"Bob" Kennedy Comes To Elkins To Boost "Big Brother"

Bob Kennedy came into Randolph County on Thursday on behalf of the candidacy of his Senator brother John F. Kennedy who is a candidate for president of the United States in West Virginia's primary election and is seeking the Democratic nod to carry that party's banner for the 1960 general election in November.

Bob Kennedy arrived in Elkins at 11:40 a.m. at the Elkins-Randolph County Airport. His schedule called for him to come immediately to downtown Elkins and spend approximately 30 minutes. He met and greeted all who were on hand.

The city's distinguished visitor then toured as many of Elkins Industrial establishments as time permitted. He wound up his Elkins campaign at the Evans Stockyards where he had lunch with the areas rural citizens and discussed with them the issues of his brother's campaign regarding livestock and agriculture problems.

Bob Kennedy's visit to Elkins marked the second major personality to visit the area on behalf of Sen. Kennedy's campaign for president. Approximately two weeks ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. was a visitor in Elkins on behalf of the Democratic presidential hopeful.

Kennedy backers stated here that West Virginia's May 10 primary election is a major step for the Massachusetts Senator, whose ambition is to head the Democratic Party's ticket in November, 1960.


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