PRIMARIES: Wisconsin Obstacle Race

Since he stopped pretending to be a Republican (in 1934) and began running on a straight Progressive ticket, Wisconsin's ambitious young Governor Philip Fox La Follette has (1934, 1936) squeezed through with fewer votes than the total for his Democratic and Republican opponents. This year, while Governor La Follette was trying to hatch a national third party to coalesce liberals against reactionaries, Wisconsin's two-time Democratic State Treasurer Robert K. Henry hatched a coalition of Wisconsin's conservatives against Governor La Follette. An object lesson to all hopeful coalitionists was the result of...

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