National Affairs: Conventions in Hartford

In Connecticut politics, everybody knows that Governor John Lodge yearns to move from Hartford back to Washington (where he was born and where he served as a Republican Congressman, 1947-1951). Twice this year, the governor has had a chance to run for U.S. Senator; twice he has stifled his hankering and insisted that he must finish his four-year gubernatorial stint (up in 1955).

The first chance arose last spring, when the party had to pick a candidate for the seat held by the Democrats' William Benton, who is up for re-election this fall....

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