POLITICAL NOTES: Down in the Lehigh Valley

Two months ago, Democrats and their amateurish ally, the C.I.O.'s Political Action' Committee, decided that the special congressional election in Pennsylvania's Eighth District was made to order as a 1948 testing ground. The Taft-Hartley Act, they thought, would be the issue.

They went in with their eyes and mouths wide open and with little chance to win. The Eighth District is grumpy old Joe Grundy's home territory, one of the best-watered G.O.P. fields in the country. But it attracted the Democratic donkeys like an acre of fresh clover. The district is about evenly divided between labor and rural areas. And...

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