January 14, 1924

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News from January 14, 1924

News from January 14, 1924 (The Buffalo News, via Newspapers.com™)

Four Cities Vie For Democratic National Convention

In January 1924, the political debate was heating up in Washington. Norman E. Mack of Buffalo, Democratic national committeeman from New York State, was reported as leading the campaign for New York City to secure the venue for the 1924 national convention. He found himself competing against other major cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, and San Francisco for this crucial event.

Dispelling rumors, Mack declared that New York City had no plans to offer a gift of $100,000, to the national committee to eliminate the deficit. However, he mentioned that New York City was prepared to match any offer made to the Democratic committee. Indeed, the city was ready to offer the traditional nomination fee of $125,000 or challenge any competitor who proposed to offer more.

As the Democratic national committee met to discuss the issue, the general mood was optimistic. This optimism was based on an underlying belief that the upcoming year would be politically favorable for the Democrats.

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