This is a transcription of this speech made for the convenience of readers and researchers. A single text of the speech exists in the Senate Speech file of the John F. Kennedy Pre-Presidential Papers here at the John F. Kennedy Library.

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to express my -- thank you. Anyway, I want to express my thanks to all of you. I come over here and ask your support in Brooklyn to vote Democratic. I ask the support of all those who want to move in this country off dead center, who want to get started again. (Applause)

I ask the support of all those who believe in progressive government, the government that goes to work. (Applause)

I stand where Franklin Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman stood, and I want your help. Thank you. (Applause)