National Affairs: Democratic Dough Boys

Democrats delight in needling Republicans with the charge that the G.O.P. is the party of the privileged rich. Deciding that enough was enough, the Senate Republican Policy Committee last week needled back with a 32-page booklet listing a number of dough boys among the Democrats.

At least a half dozen Democratic Senators, the brochure noted, are millionaires; Rhode Island's Theodore Green, Virginia's Harry Byrd, Oklahoma's Bob Kerr, New York's Herbert Lehman, Montana's Jim Murray and Missouri's Stuart Symington. Furthermore, four of the leading Democratic presidential possibilities—Symington, Adlai Stevenson, New York's Governor Averell Harriman and Michigan's Governor "Soapy" Williams—are "men of wealth."


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