Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies group, discusses the history of New York’s primary elections on CNN. The last time a New York primary had this much influence was 1976, because the Republican race between Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford continued to the convention, and on the Democratic side Jimmy Carter was battling over a dozen candidates for his nomination. Ken describes the state’s political atmosphere at that time, citing that, “New York was a very different city in 1976. For one thing, it was broke. The economy was in the toilet, the streets were out of control.” Ken notes that his father was involved in the historic primary, serving as Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter’s election lawyer for the state’s primary.
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