National Affairs: Free State Free-for-AII

Baltimore's paunchy three-term Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro was punching hard. "I'm gonna bust their skulls wide open!", cried he of his rivals for Maryland's Democratic senatorial nomination. "You can bet on that." The three other principal candidates were punching too. Candidate Clarence D. Long, an economics professor at Johns Hopkins University, accused D'Alesandro (but later retracted and apologized) of having been "an outspoken admirer of Mussolini." Chimed in Candidate James Bruce, business tycoon and onetime (1947-49) U.S. Ambassador to Argentina: "D'Alesandro's tax policy has been a one-man trapeze act." Snapped Baltimore paving contractor and Perennial Candidate George Mahoney: "Far be it from...

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