U.S. At War: The Tide in Colorado

The Democrats had all the glamor: a young, medal-bedecked war hero on crutches. The Republicans had 1) an unexciting, well-to-do, bulky and balding businessman candidate, 2) a tide of opinion running their way. Last week in Denver, the tide and the Republican won.

Dean M. Gillespie, 59, victor by a narrow 3,000 votes, was the first Republican elected from Colorado's First Congressional District since 1932. He campaigned with a splash: big billboards, solid newspaper support, and batteries of girls telephoning the citizenry. He hammered at one issue┬ŚNew Deal bureaucracy. Democrats got a slow start, waiting for their wounded hero, 30-year-old Major Carl...

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