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Republican. The Republican primary campaign drew to a close with desultory firing, while the victorious Coolidge forces entrenched themselves on the field.

With the accession of Maryland and Oregon, the Coolidge delegates were numbered at 986, with 28 for La Follette, 15 for Johnson and 80 yet to be chosen.

Thereupon Mr. Johnson gave up. He sent word to the delegates pledged to him releasing them from voting for him at the convention.

A day's flurry was caused by a letter from Mayor Curley (Democrat) of Boston to...

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