National Affairs: Who Won, Sep. 26, 1949

Two early elections last week set politicos of both parties to spotting trends for the 1950 campaign. But despite the claims and explanations from both sides, the only real clue to the future was the reminder that hard work wins as many elections as issues. Last week's results:

In Pennsylvania, voters of the 26th congressional district picked 41-year-old Republican Attorney John P. Saylor, a husky, doorbell-ringing Navy veteran, over the Democrats' inexperienced Mrs. Robert L. Coffey Sr. (TIME, Sept. 12). Campaigning on the congressional and war records of her son, who was killed in...

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