National Affairs: The Rule Breaker

The liner Independence had barely been warped into her North River berth last week before newsmen swarmed aboard to find out how Georgia's Democratic Senator Richard Russell, the South's candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1952, now viewed the Democratic Presidential situation. Dick Russell, who had spent the previous two months touring Europe, told the shipboard reporters that he strongly favors a middle-of-the-road Democratic candidate in 1956—and he made it clear that he thinks Ohio's Governor Frank Lausche might fit the bill just fine. Said Russell: "I consider Governor Lausche to be a middle-of-the-road Democrat, whereas some of the other...

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