MISSISSIPPI: Broom or Bilbo

Like South Carolina, Mississippi also holds a primary-as-good-as-an-election next week. Unlike South Carolina's Senator Byrnes, however, Mississippi's Senator Pat Harrison was up against the hardest fight in his long Democratic career. On the ballot Senator Harrison's opponent is onetime (1932-36) Governor Martin Sennett ("Mike") Conner; on the stump his real adversary was his Senate colleague, squat, little Theodore Gilmore ("The Man") Bilbo.

In spite of the fact that Senator Harrison got Bilbo a $6,000 job in Washington when that undersized politician was down & out of office, and in spite of...

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