"I have no complaints about the press coverage. I think each of you was writing it as you believed it. I congratulate Governor Brown, as Herb Klein has already indicated, for his victory. He has, I think, the greatest honor and the greatest responsibility of any governor in the United States. And if he has this honor and this responsibility, I think that he will now have certainly a position of tremendous interest for America and as well as for the people of California. I wish him well. I wish him well not only from the personal standpoint, because there were never on my part any personal considerations. I believe Governor Brown has a heart, even though he believes I do not. I believe he is a good American, even though he feels I am not. And therefore, I wish him well because he is the governor of the first state. He won and I want this state to be led with courage. I want it to be led decisively and I want it to be led, certainly, with the assurance that the man who lost the campaign never during the course of the campaign raised a personal consideration against his opponent ? never allowed any words indicating that his opponent was motivated by lack of heart or lack of patriotism to pass his lips. I am proud of the fact that I defended my opponent's patriotism. You gentlemen didn't report it, but I am proud that I did that. I am proud also that I defended the fact that he was a man of good motive, a man that I disagreed with very strongly, but a man of good motives. I want that ? for once, gentlemen ? I would appreciate if you would write what I say, in that respect. I think it's very important that you write it ? in the lead ? in the lead. Now, I don't mean by that, incidentally, all of you. There's one reporter here who has religiously, when he was covering me ? and incidentally, this is no reflection on the others, because some of you, you know, weren't bothered. One reporter, Carl Greenberg ? he's the only reporter on The Times that fits this thing, who wrote every word that I said. He wrote it fairly. He wrote it objectively. I don't mean that others didn't have a right to do it differently. But Carl, despite whatever feelings he had, felt that he had an obligation to report the facts as he saw them. I am saying these things about the press because I understood that that was one of the things you were particularly interested in. There'll be no questions at this point on that score. I'll be glad to answer other questions. Now, above everything else I want to express my appreciation to our volunteer workers. It was a magnificent group. Five hundred thousand dollars was spent, according to Newsweek Magazine, to get out the vote on Election Day. They had a right to do that if they could get the money. We didn't have that kind of money. But, believe me, we had wonderful spirit. And our 100,000 volunteer workers I was proud of. I think they did a magnificent job. I only wish they could have gotten out a few more votes in the key precincts, but because they didn't Mr Brown has won and I have lost the election. I'd like to say a word nationally. I know that some of you are interested in that. I have not been able to appraise the results for the Congress because not enough of them are in. I only understand that we approximately broke even. Is that correct ? in the Congress? Well, at least that's what I have. Do you have a report on the Congress ? any of you. It's about even? Q ? The Democrats picked up some. A ? They picked up some? Q ? Some in the Senate and ? A ? Oh, I know in the Senate they did. Yeah, Bob. I understood that, but in the House, I understand we picked up five in the House. We can't tell, because California isn't in on that yet. Well, the most significant result of this election was what happened in four major states: Rockefeller's victory in New York, Scranton's victory in Pennsylvania, Rhodes victory in Ohio, Romney's victory in Michigan ? means that in 1964 the Republican party will be revitalized. Now, it wi


This is the speech Richard Nixon gives as he conceedes the 1962 California GOP.