ELECTIONS: The Reign in Maine

A Portland attorney named Richard H. Broderick was one of six Portland Democrats running for a seat in the Maine house of representatives. Lawyer Broderick, well aware that his party had not elected a representative to the legislature from Portland since Depression 1934, made no speeches, decided shortly after the campaign began to accept a good job in Los Angeles, packed up and headed West. Last week Broderick got a long-distance telephone call. The gist: come home; you've won.

Broderick was one of many: in the nation's first 1956 general election* the reign in Maine fell plainly on the Democrats....

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