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“Wagner Petition Leads Democrats.” Article by Peter Kihss. New York Times, 14 May, 28. Account of the filing of petitions by seven candidates for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York in the 17 June primary: Mario A. Procaccino, Herman Badillo, James H. Scheuer, Mailer, Adam Clayton Powell and John W. Seder. Mailer is quoted as pledging “not to use four-letter obscenities ‘in public’ for the duration of the campaign.”