NEW YORK: Major Battleground

As the Democrats saw it, Governor Tom Dewey's decision to run again was dirty pool. Certainly it had knocked out an elaborate Democratic plan to run all the balls off the table. The plan was largely based on the proposition that aging (74) Lieut. Governor Joe Hanley would head the Republican ticket. In such a situation New York's Democratic bosses had figured they could win the governorship with a nobody—particularly since they had gone to the trouble of arranging a mayoralty election in New York City to make sure of a big...

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