National Affairs: The South

Republicans did amazingly well in the Solid South. They held on to their only seat in North Carolina, retained two of their three places in Virginia, and upset Democrats in Texas and Florida. For the region as a whole, therefore, the G.O.P. showed a net gain of one seat.

In 1952 Dwight Eisenhower was on the ticket, and anti-Trumanism was at fever pitch in Virginia. Republican Joel Broyhill won then by 322 votes in his Washington suburban district; this time he won by 4,500. Republican Richard Poff won his Lynchburg-Roanoke district by 2,000 in...

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