While building a reputation as a conservative Republican statesman on Capitol Hill, Colorado's able, lucid Gene Millikin had sadly neglected the first principle of the politicians' trade. Only a few Colorado voters knew their junior Senator personally; his political fences were sagging with disrepair. By last week the fact stood out like Gene Millikin's huge bald dome on a sunny day: one of the strongest Republicans in Senate councils was in for the battle of his political life.

Jubilant Democrats, to whom Millikin ranks only slightly below Ohio's Robert Taft on the list...

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