National Affairs: The Word of a Pro

The natural habitat of national chairmen of both parties is the end of a limb. Last week Republican National Chairman B. Carroll Reece was sitting comfortably on his. In Columbus, Ohio he predicted that the G.O.P. would win control of the Senate in November.

Getting specific, he said that Republicans would shove out incumbent Democrats in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Missouri, Wyoming and Montana (which would mean unhorsing such tough, old Democratic mules as Burt Wheeler, Joe O'Mahoney, Dave Walsh, et al.).


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