Primaries: Long Lost

When 1967 stories linked Missouri Senator Edward V. Long with unsavory labor leaders, reporters asked Long what the exposés might mean to his career. Long replied: "I see the implications. Don't think I was born yesterday." Long was born July 18, 1908, and last week Missouri Democrats took his Senate seat away.

Until his reputation eroded, he had been considered a cinch for reelection. A lawyer who combined business and political acumen, Long was lieutenant governor when he became the Democrats' 1960 compromise choice to succeed the late Senator Thomas Hennings....

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