MIDWEST: Congressional Fights Tax the G.O.P.

BADGERED and beset in the industrial states of both U.S. seaboards, Republicans these days look longingly toward their longtime Midwestern heartland to help them recoup expected losses in the 1958 congressional elections. It was in the Midwest, then a land of drought and depressed prices, that Republicans suffered their most painful 1956 House losses. It is in the Midwest, now a land of grains and gains, that the G.O.P. must recover if it is, at best, to close up the House gap on Democrats or, at worst, to forestall a Democratic landslide. Last week...

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