National Affairs: Miscellaneous Mentions: Feb. 28, 1927

Republicans in the New York State legislature have a majority in both houses. They have used it to vex Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith on every possible issue. Last week they adopted an amendment to the state constitution for a four-year term for Governors with elections in presidential years. This amendment will go to the voters for ratification or rejection in November. Governor Smith, knowing well that a Republican candidate for governor has a good chance of defeating the most potent Democrat in presidential years,* says he will take the stump next autumn...

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