National Affairs: Convention Choices

No matter how emphatically Governor Adlai Stevenson says no, many Democratic politicians refuse to believe he isn't saying maybe. With this uncertainty, the Illinois Democratic convention opened last week. After some backroom maneuvering and telephone conferences with the Governor (who was out West making some campaignlike sounds), the convention brought forth a resolution supporting Stevenson for President—if he runs. Then the convention elected 20 delegates-at-large, each with half a vote. (Fifty other delegates, each with one vote, were elected at the Illinois primary last month.)

Other convention results of the week:

¶ Michigan Democrats also stood by their favorite-son candidate, pledged the...

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