POLITICAL NOTE: Private Campaign

Senator William Edgar Borah last week yielded to the primal urge of every public man and took to the stump in his own Idaho. His campaign was unlike any other in the land. Not up for reelection, he begged no votes for himself. At odds with President Hoover on Prohibition, he never mentioned his name nor advocated his retention in office. A Republican, he gave no support to Democrats. In effect the Borah campaign was a private affair between the ursine Senator and his constituents who learned much about issues, nothing about candidates....

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