National Affairs: How They Run

Six other primaries last week all but completed the lineup for the 1956 general election. Important results:

¶ In Washington, where primary election voters can jump party lines at will on a single ballot, Democratic candidates rolled up substantially bigger vote totals than Republicans in most statewide races, were led by affable, two-term Senator Warren G. Magnuson, 51, who, although unopposed for renomination, gathered 426,000. This was a resounding 150,000 more than his November opponent, Republican Governor Arthur B. Langlie (TIME, Sept. 3), managed to poll in his primary race. Thoroughly drubbed in the Republican gubernatorial primary: Donald W. Eastvold,...

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