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Reference FCO 82/419
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Mid-term elections in USA (1974)
Description Reports of the November 1974 elections in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Summary of the US mid-term elections in which the Democrats made substantial gains in the new House of Representatives and now have a two-thirds majority making them technically be veto-proof. The Democrats made gains in all areas of the country and the causes of their victory were Watergate and the economy. President Ford may have been able to rescue the Republican Party but his pardon of Nixon destroyed that opportunity.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States
Places Alaska; Britain; Europe; Mexico; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Askew, Reubin; Callaghan, James; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Laird, Melvin R; Long, Russell B; McGovern, George; Meany, George; Mills, Wilbur; Nixon, Richard M; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Russell, Mark
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; British Embassy; Civil rights; Coal; Congress; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of State; Dirty tricks; Drugs; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; foreign policy; Great Powers; Gubernatorial; Health; Impeachment; Inflation; Isolationism; Mid-Term elections; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Price controls; Race; Recession; Republican Party; Senatorial; State of the Union Message; Taxation; Taxes; The Nine; Trade; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; Urban Affairs; Vice President; Wages; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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