After Fair Dealer Claude Pepper had been thrashed, the next big question in Southern politics was: Will it happen to Fair Dealer Frank Graham in North Carolina, too?

Like Pepper, Graham was accused by his opponents of being too friendly to "socialistic" causes, too soft on Communism and overkindly to Negroes. But the resemblance could be pushed too far. Candidate Graham was no Claude Pepper; he had not gone junketing off to Moscow. He was not even a professional politician: he had been appointed to the Senate 14 months ago to fill out a vacancy. Most North Carolinians knew...

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