National Affairs: A. L. P.

Perhaps more a one-man political party than the leader of any potential third party, Fiorello LaGuardia, re-elected Mayor of New York City last week (see col. 1), got 672,823 votes as the Republican candidate, 159,895 votes as the Fusion candidate, and 28,839 as a Progressive. But 482,459 of the votes that gave him his 454,425 plurality came from an organization that has never before appeared on a New York mayoralty ballot, the American Labor Party, which polled more votes than any independent political organization has received in a U. S. municipal election since...

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