POLITICAL NOTE: McCormick v. Lewis

When a politician is defeated for public office, custom requires him to do two things. To the press he must announce: "The returns speak for themselves." To his victorious opponent he must dispatch a telegram: " I congratulate you upon your nomination (or election)." Last week Senator Charles Samuel Deneen of Illinois grudgingly did both of these things when in the State primary he lost by close to 200,000 votes the Republican Senatorial nomination to Representative Ruth Hanna McCormick, relict of Senator Joseph Medill McCormick, daughter of...

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