POLITICAL NOTES: Who Won, Sep. 25, 1950

¶ In Maine, Republican Governor Frederick Payne and the entire Republican ticket (including the state's three Congressmen) in the first elections of 1950. But it was the Democrats who thought they saw something to cheer about. The Republicans' winning percentage dropped from 1948's 66% to 61%; the Democrats' percentage (39%) was the highest it had been since 1938.

¶ In New Hampshire, the Republicans' liberal, maverick, Bible-quoting Senator Charles W. Tobey, 70, over 35-year-old Candidate Wesley Powell, professed conservative, for the U.S. senatorial nomination, by 1,420 votes after a rugged and bitter campaign...

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