National Affairs: By-Play

A bit of byplay to National Politics took place last week in New York. Republicans and Democrats both held state conventions and nominated candidates for Governor. The situation was this:

New York has a Democratic Governor, by name Alfred E. Smith. He is a man of immense popularity in his own state. He is what politicians know as a "vote-getter." Naturally John W. Davis and the Democratic National Organization wanted Smith to run for reelection because it would strengthen their rather dubious chances of carrying New York with...

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