POLITICAL NOTES: Mortgage v. Strangle Hold

Republicans and Democrats fell to haggling again last week over national political finances. In reporting their current position, the Democrats revealed that they were still $707,054 in the red, of which $295,250 came from Chairman John Jacob Raskob. During the last three months Mr. Raskob has increased his party's debt to him by $40,000. These figures caused the Republican National Committee to remark through the convenient mouth of West Virginia's Senator Hatfield: "Mr. Raskob is steadily increasing the size of the mortgage which he holds on the once proud party of Jefferson and...

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