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JFK Returns to McKeesport, Pa.

The first Kennedy-Nixon debate took place not in 1960, but in April 1947 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  The two young, first-term members of the U.S. House of Representatives were invited by the local congressman to debate each other in his hometown.  The debate, which focused on the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, took place before a sparse crowd…