For 20 years, Louisianans have had their own two-party system—a man is either Long or anti-Long. Last week a new twist was added—a Long pitched his tent in the camp of the anti-Longs.

From Washington, Louisiana's boyish-looking Russell Long, son of the late Huey, nephew of Governor Earl and the youngest member (32) of the U.S. Senate, sent word to the homefolks: he would support Congressman Hale Boggs in the 1952 race for governor. Boggs, who is young himself (37), won his Congress seat in 1946 on an anti-Long reform ticket. It was one more sign that Russell Long was...

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