National Affairs: The Senator Rests

Robert A. Taft and the townspeople of Ottawa, Ohio (pop. 2,400) had a date to meet one night this week in the county courthouse. It was something of a special occasion—Ottawa was the last stop on the Senator's 100-day politicking tour of his home state. Election day was still nearly a year away, but Taft was taking no chances, knowing that organized labor planned to spend millions in an effort to oust him from the U.S. Senate. Toting a spare suit and a few extra shirts and socks, the Senator had traveled through 75 of Ohio's 88 counties. He had delivered...

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