REPUBLICANS: Battles of the East

Robert Taft limped out of the New Jersey primary last week, still without a firm toehold on either coast. It was 388,907 for Eisenhower to 228,664 for Taft, with Harold Stassen as usual panting far behind (23,801 votes). Republican leaders counted 36 of the state's 38 delegates for Ike, only two for Taft. Eisenhower carried 20 of the state's 21 counties, losing only Hudson County (Jersey City) to the Ohio Senator.

Taft supporters tried hard to claim a moral victory for their absent candidate. Said John D. M. Hamilton, Taft's eastern campaign manager:...

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