DEMOCRATS: Minority Preferred

A second question raised by Taft's death was: Will the Democrats take control of the Senate?

Ohio's Democratic Governor Frank Lausche is expected to appoint a Democrat to Taft's seat. That would make the Senate count 48 Democrats, 47 Republicans and Wayne Morse. Among the possible Lausche appointees mentioned was Toledo's pepper-tongued Mike Di Salle, former Director of Price Stabilization.

Not long after the names began to roll, a complication arose in Ohio. From Washington U.S. Senator John Bricker telephoned a G.O.P. leader and proposed that the Republican-controlled legislature, about to adjourn, stay in Columbus long enough to change the state law...

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