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Title: Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series V. Campaign for U.S. Congress
Collection Number: AIS.1998.30.05
Creator: Thornburgh, Dick

Collection Dates: 1966
Extent: 5.0 linear feet

Language: English

Dick Thornburgh made his first run for public office as a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from Pittsburgh's heavily Democratic Fourteenth Congressional District. Despite hard work and solid research, Thornburgh lost to Democrat incumbent, William Moorhead. The documentation of this campaign is detailed and colorful and represents an earnest, issue oriented campaign from the pre TV/polling era. These files are in nine sections: Campaign Plans and Ephemera; Issues and Position Papers; Opposition Research; News Releases and Media; Campaign Volunteer Effort; Candidate Thornburgh's Files; Election Results; Campaign Finances; and Correspondence. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.