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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 21 The Candidate Summary & Analysis

Robert Caro
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Part 4, Chapter 21 The Candidate Summary

In 1934 Moses accepts the Republican nomination for governor. W. Kingsland Macy rises to control the Republican state chairmanship. The background for the convention fight began when Smith established a State Power Authority to keep the utilities under the control of the government. When Roosevelt was governor, he established the Power Trust and separated it from the State Power Authority. Lehman enacted legislation that gave the State Public Service Commission the authority to regulate utility rates. Macy bills Moses as a candidate of the Power Trust. Moses wins the convention fight and nomination and runs against Lehman.

The campaign does not go well for Moses. He announces he has La Guardia's support without checking with La Guardia. La Guardia ducks the issue and stays out of the campaign at Roosevelt's urging. Moses alienates voters during the campaign by...

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