ELECTIONS: Warning from Wisconsin

Almost to a man, politicians and pundits thought the Republican candidate would win the special election in Wisconsin's Ninth Congressional District. In all its history, the Ninth had never elected a labeled Democrat to Congress. But when the votes were counted last week, Democrat Lester R. Johnson was the winner over Republican Arthur L. Padrutt, 27,929 to 21,133. The result brought out black headlines from coast to coast and some black crepe at Republican national headquarters. Many Democrats and quite a few Republicans leaped to the conclusion that the 6,796 votes that separated the winner and the loser represented...

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