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Melvin Klenetsky was the sole NDPC (National Democratic Policy Committee -
Lyndon LaRouche's PAC, which had no relationship whatsoever with the
American Democratic Party, even if its name did falsely suggest such a
relationship) Democratic primary candidate in 1981 - he ran for mayor of New
York, garnering 5% of the primary turnout.

Ironically, Klenetsky accused his opponent, Senator Moynihan, of racism in
the 1982 campaign, but neglected to mention "...the LaRouche organization's
own ties to the Ku Klux Klan." (King, 96)

In 1982, the New York Times  published a series on corruption in
the local construction unions. A major problem, the series charged, was
[Local 282 president John Cody, who was indicted for racketeering in January
1982], who was defended by Klenetsky, who appealed to the labor movement for
support. Cody returned the favour by endorsing Klenetsky's latest campaign.
In October, Cody was convicted of seven counts of racketeering and
income-tax evasion. The LaRouche response came in 'New Solidarity' which
said the case was simply a "frame-up engineered by The New York Times and
its organized crime gestapo," allegedly to punish Cody for supporting
LaRouche. Klenetsky then "said the Cody case demonstrated the need for a
"national citizens' mobilization to strip the FBI of its funds until its
lawlessness is checked." (King, 360-361)
                             Work Cited

King, Dennis. Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism. New York:
Doubleday, 1989

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