National Affairs: When is a Democrat?

POLITICAL NOTES When is a Democrat?

Much to the surprise of many a regular North Carolina Democrat, the Senate last week confirmed (47-to-11; the appointment of Frank R. McNinch, a 1928 North Carolina Hoovercrat, to be a Democratic member of the reorganized Federal Power Commission. Approved at the same time were the four other commissioners: Chairman George Otis Smith, Ralph B. Williamson, Marcel Garsaud, Claude L. Draper. The McNinch appointment precipitated a great deal of senatorial controversy as to just what constitutes a Democrat. Five Democratic members of the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee disapproved Appointee...

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