National Affairs: WPA Primary

Like the late Huey Long, Minnesota's late Farmer-Labor Boss Floyd Bjornsjerne Olson left some mutually unfriendly political heirs. The de facto inheritor of the Olson mantle is serious, bespectacled Governor Elmer Austin Benson, who is engaged in a struggle for renomination in the June 20 primary. Opposed to him is Farmer-Labor's more conservative faction, whose Candidate Hjalmar Petersen was Governor for a few months in 1936 following the death of Governor Olson and who once quit the party because he thought it was going Communist. Last week the fight shifted to a new front.

A onetime Republican, Victor Christgau deserted that party...

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