Missoula , Montana
On April 8 I filed f8r the Democratic nomination to CongrPss
frcm the first Montana district . My r~"ason for writing this letter
is to ask you for your support in the coming campaign, I fPel that
you know me well enough to understand the kind of a person I am and
the principles for which I stand.
As it is an impossibility for a candidatP to meet all the
peoplP in the district , he has to depend 8n his friends to tell
their friends what they know about him , I should like to ask you
to do this for me , I will, of course, visit as many towns and
contact as many people as I can ,
My purpose in seeking the nomination of Congressman is to v10rk
for the WP.lfare and benefit of the people of Montana and the nation.
I :un intensely interested in the continuation of the democratic type
8f government which we have enjoyed for so many years in this country
of ours . To me the preservation of our country and our democracy are
of paramount importance and I fpel that we are now engaged in a life
and death struggle--a struggle for existencP ,
If nominated and elected I will represent the people of this
district honestly and decently . I feel that my training in History
and Political Science, my experience as a teacher in your University
at Missoula for the past eight years, and my participation in civic
affairs all help to fit me for the job . As one of the youngest
vetP.rans of the last War I have an understanding of the problems of
today and sympathy for our young men in the Service. There will be
no doubt as to my position on any matters to come before the Congress,
and I will ,qlways keep in mind the fact that I am an employee of the
people who elected me .
In order to win the race, I will need your support ; and I can
assure you that any aid or advice you care to give me will be very
With best personal wishPs,
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 36, Folder 10, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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