DEMOCRATS: Indigestion Before Dinner

As Democratic leaders bustled about last week planning a big dinner, acute indigestion set in.

National Chairman Stephen Mitchell had wanted a banker to be general chairman of the Sept. 14 $100-a-plate feast in Chicago, because the chairmanship was essentially a money-raising job. But the banker he asked suggested that he appoint a lawyer, one John James Kelly. Mitchell checked with Chicago's Mayor Martin H. Kennelly, who said that was just fine. Kelly and the mayor are old friends, live in the same apartment building. But after Mitchell appointed Kelly, he learned that...

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