REPUBLICANS: The Mahout from Oyster Bay

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When President Eisenhower announced his decision to run again, the Republican elephant on which he will ride was well-fed, laden with campaign fodder, and already lumbering off on a well-plotted course toward the campaign of 1956. Around Republican National Committee headquarters in the Cafritz Building, just three blocks from the old State Department building where Ike made his announcement, there was a lively hum of activity as the President spoke. The staff numbered 125 workers (up from the off-year complement of 75), and was rapidly growing to its campaign peak...

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