My visit to St. Louis and member station KWMU this week kept me away from this blog, including the regular Tuesday announcement for this week's ScuttleButton winner ... an omission I will rectify right now.
Here are last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Mead/Your Man for Governor — Sen. James Mead, a New York Democrat, ran for governor in 1946 and lost to incumbent Republican Thomas Dewey.
Elect Meehan Attorney General — Rockland County District Attorney Robert Meehan lost the Democratic nomination for New York AG in 1974 to then-Bronx Borough President Robert Abrams.
Elect St. John to Congress — Jeffrey St. John, a conservative radio commentator, was New York's Conservative Party nominee in a special 1966 House race for the seat vacated by Mayor John Lindsay.
Time for a Change / NYC Needs Louie Lefkowitz for Mayor — Lefkowitz, the state attorney general, was the Republican candidate for mayor of New York in 1961 against incumbent Democrat Robert Wagner.
Let the record show that all four buttons came from New York campaigns.
Nonetheless, when you add Mead + Meehan + St. + Louie, you might end up with ...
Meet Me In St. Louie. A 1944 movie starring Judy Garland. But more important, my stomping grounds this past week, courtesy member station KWMU.
This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Pat Weitzel of Rockville, Md.
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