This is a transcription of this speech made for the convenience of readers and researchers. A single copy exists in the Senate Speech file of the John F. Kennedy Pre-Presidential Papers here at the John F. Kennedy Library.
SENATOR KENNEDY: Governor Brown, ladies and gentlemen: I am not going to make a speech in this rain. The only satisfaction you get is that it is raining on the just and unjust, Republicans and Democrats. I want to thank you for coming out. We are going to win this election and we are going to win it right here in the State of California. I ask your help. (Applause)
I don't think that anyone could have lived in this valley for the last years under Republican and Democratic Administrations without realizing there is a great difference between them. We believe in going ahead. We believe in doing better than we are doing, and they believe in standing still. I ask your help. I think we can start this valley, this state and this country on the move again next January. Thank you very much. (Applause)
I want you to meet my sister, who lives in California, who left Massachusetts because she did not like the weather there, who is out here. My sister, Pat Lawford. (Laughter and applause) I would like to have you meet Senator Scoop Jackson, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, from Washington, who will say a word to you.