TENNESSEE: 44 v. 83

For at least four years, Tennessee's able Representative Albert Gore has had his eye on the seat of the oldest U.S. Senator (in years of service), doddering, dozing Kenneth D. McKellar. From 1950 on, Gore carefully laid the groundwork by commuting to Tennessee almost every week for "nonpolitical" speeches. After McKellar had announced he would seek a seventh term in the Senate (which no man has ever had), Gore made his own pointed announcement: "I raise but one principal issue: Who is best fitted to serve the state and nation in the U.S. Senate for the next six years?"


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