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Pete McCloskey, early GOP Congressional critic of Nixon, 96
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bryan_styble
2024-05-08 23:21:32 UTC
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The late McCloskey mounted an earnest (but ultimately half-hearted) challenge to Nixon's bid for his second-term Republican Presidential nomination in 1972...but one of several remarkable aspects of McCloskey's long tenure as a U.S. Representative from California.

Another notable career point, post-Congress (and post-GOP), was that he cast one of The Golden State's votes in The Electoral College for the Biden/Harris slate in 2020.

Though I closely followed his 1972 Republican nomination challenge, it wasn't until McCloskey's sit-down session with Tom Snyder on NBC's "Tomorrow" show in 1974 that this bipartisan centrist became a longtime admirer of the ever-genial pol.

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
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bryan_styble
2024-05-09 20:36:18 UTC
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An additional factoid regarding the late but quite-fascinating Congressman McCloskey:


How many other people in ANY walk of life could claim to have once bested the late Shirley Temple?

(Well, maybe the late Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, but that was in an ENTIRELY different context, I'm sure you'll agree.)

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
bryan_styble
2024-05-09 20:44:46 UTC
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Here's cinematic proof of my assertion above.


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