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Rockwell Runs for Governor of Virginia; Backed by 1,000 Petitioners

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George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, entered his name officially this weekend as a candidate for Governor of Virginia in the statewide elections to be held next November. He filed a petition bearing more than 1,000 signatures, nominating him as the gubernatorial candidate on an independent ticket.

The state election law provides that 250 signatures by qualified voters are needed on such a petition. Levin Nock Davic, secretary of the State Board of Elections, said he will check every name on the Rockwell petition, but added that it looked as though a sufficient number of qualified voters had put their names on the Rockwell nominating petition. Rockwell did not list any other candidates on his ticket. In addition to a gubernatorial candidate, the voters of this state must elect this year also a Lieutenant Governor and the State Attorney General.

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