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Democratic Choice for Governor May Be Judge May

August 9, 1928
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Justice Mitchell May, of the Brooklyn Supreme Court, is being mentioned among New York Democrats to oppose Attorney General Albert Ottinger next fall if Mr. Ottinger becomes the Republican candidate for Governor.

Although he has served only half his term of fourteen years on the Supreme Court bench and has declared himself satisfied to continue there. Justice May is said to be receptive to the nomination. Governor Smith is expected to take an active part in choosing the party’s candidate to succeed him.

The only other outstanding Democraic gubernatorial possibility in event of the Ottinger nomination is Justice Joseph M. Proskauer, of New York, a close personal friend and political adviser of the Governor. It is said that Justice Proskauer’s interest in Governor Smith’s campaign is so great that he has eliminated himself as a gubernatorial aspirant, preferring to work as a member of Mr. Smith’s national staff.

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