Politics: Man Behind the Desk

Nowhere in the U.S. did Republicans score greater 1962 election successes than in Ohio: Republican Auditor James A. Rhodes walloped Democratic Governor Mike Di Salle by 555,000 votes, one of the biggest gubernatorial majorities in the state's history; the G.O.P. also gained two seats in Congress, widened its margin in the lower house of the state legislature, won decisive control of the state senate. As always, the winning candidates posed for pictures and gave interviews. Yet almost all of them would readily have admitted that the man most responsible for the victory was State Chairman Ray Charles Bliss, 54,...

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