Old News- VP Candidate

Future Vice-President Agnew was coming to open the County election headquarters. He would not finish his term. He was charged with suspicion of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax fraud. In the end, he plead no contest to one charge of tax evasion and resigned from office.

The price for a new house in Greece may seem cheap by today’s standards but if you figure in the raise in the cost of living it would be $201,000 today.


Greater Greece Press

Thursday, Sept. 12, 1968

GREECE REPUBLICANS PLAN BIG TURNOUT FOR AGNEW RALLY

Greece Republicans are expected to turn out in force tonight at Columbus Civic Center to join GOP stalwarts from all parts of the county in welcoming Gov. Spiro T. Agnew, the party’s candidate for vice-president.

The rally scheduled for 8 o’clock will be preceded by ceremonies opening the Nixon for President headquarters at 50 East Avenue, with Governor Agnew officiating.

The Greece contingent will be headed by Sheriff Albert W. Skinner, the town’s Republican leader; Supervisor George W. Badgerow and George H. Scheible, campaign chairman.

Greece Republican committeemen and party representatives met last night at the Greece Legion Home to complete plans for their annual registration canvass. A report meeting is planned for September 25.

A Candidates Night program is scheduled for October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barnard Exempts Club and the opening GOP campaign headquarters will follow at 8:30.

Aside from the presidential contest, the major local interest in this fall’s campaign is the Powers-Howe State Senate race and the Stockmeister-Steinfeldt Assembly race.

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