In Kansas, Robert Docking, the son of a former Kansas Democratic governor, defeated the incumbent Republican governor William H. Avery in a tight race.
President Johnson: Hello?
Robert 'Bob' Docking: Mr. President?
President Johnson: Yes.
Docking: This is Bob Docking.
President Johnson: Congratulations, Governor. How are you?
Docking: Well, thank you, Mr. President.
President Johnson: Mighty proud of you. You're one of the real breaths of fresh air.
Docking: Well, thank you so much, sir. I wanted to call you and to assure you of the support of my administration in Kansas for your administration for our country.
President Johnson: Well, thank you so much, and you'll surely have mine. And I wanted very much to come there and would have, except I was crippled and kind of waning the past few days.1 But, I'm glad that you could win like you did, and it gives us a great comfort. And we really think a lot of Kansas and we want to do anything and everything we can to be helpful to you.
Docking: Well, thank you so much. Mr. President, I hope that someday after, you know, after you're fully, completely recovered that I might have the opportunity to come back to Washington to seek advice and counsel--
President Johnson: You just anytime you want to give us--Marvin Watson∇ a ring and we'll set it up the next day.
Docking: All right, fine. And all the family and my mother wish you the greatest success in your operation.
President Johnson: Well--
Docking: And a speedy recovery.
President Johnson: --we've got our fingers crossed, and we think it's all right. And I'm going to count you on the team.
Docking: Well, I want very much to be a member of the team. And I appreciate that so much.
President Johnson: Thank you for calling.
Docking: Thank you for returning my call.
President Johnson: Bye.