NEW JERSEY: Hague Huffed?

Jug-shaped Harold Giles Hoffman of New Jersey went once too often to the well. Thirteen times in succession, since he stepped out first in 1922, Hoffman has gone before the voters and won. Running last week for the Republican nomination for Governor, an office he held in 1935-38, Hoffman cracked. The issue he cracked on was Frank Hague.

During a bitter campaign Hoffman opponents charged that he was in cahoots with Hudson County's Democratic Boss Hague. Especially free and furious was the outspoken talk of the New Jersey Voter, anti-Hague journal, mostly backed...

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