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Nelson Rockefeller

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  • New Yorkers Run for President: History and Insights for 2016

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    Donald Trump at a rally (photo: Trump campaign website)


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    Even more New Yorkers
    If you count vice presidential nominees too, New Yorkers were on major ballots in 15 out of the 29 races from 1900 to 2012.

    The New Yorker vice presidential nominees during the period since 1900 were Theodore Roosevelt, R, 1900; James Sherman, R, 1908; Franklin D. Roosevelt, D, 1920; William Miller,

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  • 'New York Values' in Historical Perspective

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    Ted Cruz (photo: @SenTedCruz)


    Stereotyping New York in political debate
    In a Republican presidential debate in January, Senator Ted Cruz tried to score points, saying of Donald Trump, "Donald comes from New York and he represents New York values." Cruz went on to say that "everyone in the country knows exactly what New York values are and I've got to say they're not Iowa values or New Hampshire values." New Yorkers are "socially liberal and pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage and focus on money and the media," he said.

    Cruz repeated the message, with variations,

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