1969 Campaign Commercials


In 1969, Lindsay was narrowly reelected on the Liberal Party line after losing the Republican primary to state Senator John J. Marchi. The Democrat, City Controller Mario Procaccino, was the most conservative candidate

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  • Fred Eisinger

    “narrowly reelected” ?? – Lindsay’s 1969 180,000+ vote margin was far greater than his 1965 win by 102,000. While Lindsay received only 42% of the vote in 1969, it was still 8% more than Procaccino, hardly a “narrow victory.”

  • David S. Levine

    I wonder why Mr. eisinger does not write about Lindsay’s 1980 Senate campaign–when he came in third in a field of four. He even lost the Silk Stocking district–as Vincent Cannato put it, “he was no longer the East Side’s charity of the month!”

  • DellC

    Sounds like Jerry Orbach was the narrator on some of these, including the one beginning at 00:34

  • Riverheadwoman

    I heard Jack Klugman voice overs and I believe in was Joe Campanella in the older spots


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