POLITICAL NOTES: Comeback

Albert Benjamin ("Happy") Chandler is back from political oblivion. When the final returns from Kentucky's Democratic gubernatorial primary (TIME, Aug. 8) were counted last week, Happy had the nomination by an 18,500-vote length over his sober young opponent, Judge Bert T. Combs.

The victory was a distinct shock to Kentucky's regular Democratic politicians, who had predicted a Combs victory by a margin of 40,000 votes. And it was a portent of worse shocks to come. If he wins the election in November (which seems likely), Chandler will almost certainly throw out the supporters of Senator Earle Clements and found his own...

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