National Affairs: California Barrage

Perhaps the closest race of all would be for Senator from California. The Democrats were acting as if the unseating of 38-year-old Republican William F. Knowland was the most important thing they had to do. To California went two of Harry Truman's Cabinet—Clinton Anderson and Cap Krug—and his ever-loyal Senator Alben Barkley. And Henry Wallace went too. They said their pieces for Will Rogers Jr. and other Democrats—while Will carefully ducked having his picture taken with Henry Wallace.

Then the Republicans really got to work. Governor Earl Warren, sure of re-election and silent...

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