POLITICAL NOTES: Old Cavalrymen Never Quit

New Mexico's Patrick Jay Hurley, onetime (1902-07) Indian-fighting cavalryman and much later U.S. Secretary of War (under Herbert Hoover), is a man who can lose battles and still keep on trying to win the war. Three times (1946, 1948, 1952) he has tried to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, and each time he has failed. Last year, after Democratic Senator Dennis Chavez defeated him by only 5,375 votes, Republican Hurley cried fraud, contested the election, got the U.S. Senate to order an investigation. Last week, more than 13 months after the balloting, Pat Hurley still had a...

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