THE CONGRESS: Tails of Jersey City

T. (for Thomas—"or, as my friends suggest, for Tummy") James Tumulty, 41, is a beefy, bumptious New Jersey politician* whose oratory has a Jersey bounce ("If I must kiss a rump, let it be the biggest in town") and whose party loyalties have a two-way stretch (he has been a Democrat, a Republican, a Democrat again, a good friend and hot opponent of Democratic Boss Frank Hague, a warm supporter of Dwight Eisenhower, Estes Kefauver and Joe McCarthy). Last week freshman Congressman Tumulty (currently a Democrat) faced a problem. He had gained 30 pounds during last fall's campaign, now weighed...

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