Matthew H. McCloskey Jr. did not rise from boyhood poverty in West Virginia to wealth and power in Pennsylvania by wasting dollars or handshakes on nonentities. He bows low to the right people, bids low on the right jobs. His perspicacity in switching from the Republican to the Democratic trough in 1932 also has contributed materially to his emergence as Pennsylvania's Public Contractor No. 1. To Pennsylvanians born & bred in gutter politics, it therefore seems perfectly natural that blue-eyed Little Matt should draw first mud in this State's muddled Democratic primary campaign.

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