National Affairs: Leases Renewed

Ever since the collapse of Estes Kefauver's 1952 bid for the presidential nomination, some political dopesters have been predicting that he might lose his seat in the Senate. Such predictions neatly fitted the plans of third-term Tennessee Congressman Pat Sutton of Lawrenceburg (pop. 5,500), who this year entered the lists against Kefauver in the Democratic primary.

Sutton, with boundless campaign funds, hopped around the state in a helicopter and harangued voters for as long as 27 hours at a stretch on radio talkathons.

He accused Kefauver of befriending left-wing Northerners, supporting the Supreme...

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