National Affairs: An Inspiration to Democrats

New Jersey's state government has been Republican-inclined ever since 1893, when the Democrats elected one Thomas Flynn, a horse starter at a race track, as speaker of the state assembly. The Republicans have dominated both the assembly and senate for 56 of the last 60 years, have held down the governor's blue chair for a decade, and last year gave Dwight Eisenhower a huge margin of 359,000 votes. With that background, the G.O.P. should be certain of electing its candidate for governor in next week's elections. But what was happening to the G.O.P....

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