CONNECTICUT: Fighting Senator

Ever since the death of Connecticut's able Democratic Senator Francis Maloney (TIME, Jan. 29), Republicans & Democrats have wrangled over his successor. In Connecticut's Legislature, Republicans control the House, Democrats the Senate. To obviate holding a special election, the House passed a bill giving Republican Governor Raymond Baldwin power to appoint a successor. Democrats balked, said they would not pass the bill until they knew the name of the Governor's choice.

This week Governor Baldwin found a statesmanlike way out of the wrangle. On his weekly radio report to the people, he announced that he would appoint short, tough, salty...

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