TEXAS: Free-for-all

With a sob in his voice and a look at the record, Governor W. Lee O'Daniel last week jumped into the Texas Senatorial campaign. There are now 21 candidates. O'Daniel's joining them made the State's special election this month, to find a successor to the late, great Prohibitionist Morris Sheppard, the biggest U.S. political show since the Presidential campaign last fall.

The political situation in Texas was confused enough before the Governor jumped in. Three weeks after the campaign's start (TIME, May 5), most observers were ready to tear up their dope sheets. Martin Dies,...

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