THE SENATE: Near Balance

Drawing plans and specifications for overcoming a 49-47 Democratic majority in the Senate. Republican leaders at campaign's beginning faced a painful fact: shifting the balance to the G.O.P. would prove an impossible task unless Dwight Eisenhower kept the White House in an avalanche of votes and swept into office with him some hard-pressed senatorial candidates. This week came the avalanche.

But long after the Eisenhower votes were tallied into astronomical millions, the G.O.P., to its own astonishment, was still fighting what seemed to be a losing battle. Among the critical engagements: CJ In Illinois, oleaginous Everett...

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