U.S. At War: Hard Words Sometimes Help

After the 1940 election, Missouri Democrats tried to pull a fast one. They tried to steal the Governorship from duly elected Republican Forrest C. Donnell, hand it to barrel-chested Democrat Larry McDaniel (TIME, April 14, 1941). The men in the Legislature who worked hard to put the steal over, until the State Supreme Court seated Forrest Donnell, were St. Louis' 19 Democratic State Representatives. Last week, in the face of public and press condemnation, not one of them had yet dared announce that he would run for re-election in November.

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