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1:15 - Background

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Partial Transcript: A bit about yourself first, tell me what--

Segment Synopsis: Crimmins discusses his background, growing up in Louisville and his role in the Democratic Party in Jefferson County.

Keywords: Alcohol Beverage Commission; Jefferson County; Race relations; US Customs Office; US Treasury; West End Louisville

Subjects: Customs administration -- United States Democratic Party (Ky.) Kentucky -- Politics and government

6:47 - Election of 1955

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Partial Transcript: Well let's start talking about Governor Combs. When did you first meet Bert Combs?

Segment Synopsis: Crimmins talks about the election of 1955 and some of the factors that contributed to Combs's loss in the primary that year.

Keywords: Budgets; Campaigning; Election of 1955; Happy Chandler; Henry Ward; Polling

Subjects: Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Elections Political campaigns -- United States

12:31 - Political figures

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Partial Transcript: Who were some of the important political figures in Jefferson County?

Segment Synopsis: Crimmins gives information about some of the important figures in Louisville politics and their influence on the state government, including Wilson Wyatt and Lawrence Weatherby.

Keywords: Bert Combs; Black voters; Earle Clements; Lawrence Weatherby; Louisville; McKee Reed; Polling; Suburbs; Wilson Wyatt

Subjects: Democratic Party (Ky.) Sales tax -- Law and legislation Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996

22:51 - Political issues

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Partial Transcript: How important in regionalism in Kentucky politics?

Segment Synopsis: Crimmins discusses the role of regionalism in Kentucky politics and gives some information on the precinct structure in Louisville and the hiring of personnel in state government.

Keywords: Democratic party; Kentucky General Assembly; Political machine; Precincts; Taxes

Subjects: Democratic Party (Ky.) Kentucky -- Politics and government Political campaigns -- United States

33:39 - Later elections

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Partial Transcript: Let's get back to Governor Combs.

Segment Synopsis: Crimmins discusses more about the election of 1959 and after and Combs's changes as a campaigner. He also talks about "the truck deal" and other issues during Combs's administration, including his campaign in 1971.

Keywords: Bert Combs; Earle Clements; Election of 1959; Election of 1971; Merit hiring; Political favors; Truck Deal

Subjects: Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Political campaigns -- United States Sales tax -- Law and legislation

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