National Affairs: Big Red's Blessing

Pennsylvania's James ("Big Red") Duff has not been very happy in the U.S. Senate. A man of action, he fidgets through monotonous debates and sees little point in questioning streams of witnesses before Senate committees. All last year he kept his keen political ear to the ground, listening for his chance to run for governor of Pennsylvania, a post he held with distinction from 1947-51.

He vowed that he would not support a candidate of the faction headed by Governor John Fine and National Committeeman Mason Owlett. When names were suggested, Duff would bless...

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