POLITICAL NOTES: Battle for New York

For eleven days, leaders of the Democratic Party increased the pressure on New York's Mayor Robert F. Wagner. Adlai Stevenson, Averell Harriman, Herbert Lehman—singly and collectively—begged Wagner to accept the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be left vacant by Lehman's retirement. Stevenson needed him: on Bob Wagner's coattails, there was a chance that Adlai might win New York's 45 electoral votes. Last week Wagner finally announced his "considered" decision to run.

Yearn From Childhood. Since childhood Bob Wagner, now 46, has yearned for the Senate seat that was held 22 years by his famed father, the...

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