POLITICAL NOTES: Lausche & the Tide

The news from Ohio was that able,independent Democratic Governor Frank J. Lausche, a terrific vote-getter in 1944, might not be re-elected this year. Democrats shuddered over a poll in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland). It indicated that Governor Lausche, a native Clevelander, would win it by no more than 64,000. In 1944 he had taken it by a record 192,000 to ride out the Republican swell that carried the state for Dewey & Bricker. If Lauschecould be beaten, the Democrats were in bad shape indeed.

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