National Affairs: That Ohio Campaign

"Special interests poured money into Ohio last year to elect a Republican Senator," Harry Truman snapped last month in his speech to the Women's National Democratic Club. Last week, in the Senate Office Building, Senator Guy Gillette's subcommittee on Privileges and Elections hashed over a public investigation of Ohio's 1950 election. Senator Robert Taft, for his part, described the campaign as "a sinister conspiracy designed to punish me for my legislative activities in the United States Senate."

"In the Ohio campaign," Taft told his fellow Senators, "I was subjected to the most vitriolic attack probably ever conducted against a candidate. The entire...

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