National Affairs: Up Garner

In organizing the Senate the Administration might have had trouble this year for in the new Senate "moderate" (economy-minded) Democrats outnumber New Dealers. For this reason Mississippi's Pat Harrison might have ousted Kentucky's Barkley, the Majority Leader who beat him out by one vote in 1937 with Franklin Roosevelt's aid. Instead, Senator Harrison chose last week not to run for Leader this year: he did not want the job of spokesman for the Administration. "Dear Alben" was re-elected by acclamation and Illinois' elegant, whiskery old James Hamilton ("J. Ham") Lewis was persuaded to...

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