THE CONGRESS: New Faces of 1956

In U.S. politics, the thundering cannonade of the presidential campaign often drowns out the staccato rattle of small-arms fire along the front lines. Yet it is in the outcome of small, deadly skirmishes in the 435 U.S. congressional districts that control of the House of Representatives lies-and control of the House can make or break a presidential administration. In 1956, with both parties struggling desperately to control the House (the Democrats now have a 29-vote margin), Republicans and Democrats have come up with fresh, fascinating faces to run for congressional office...

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