POLITICAL NOTES: The Californians

The political wagon train led by California's Republican Governor Goodwin J. Knight has been beset by more breakdowns in recent months than a three-wheeled buckboard in a spring thaw. First off, Goodie, who wanted badly to run again for governor, was knocked off his seat by Senate Minority Leader Big Bill Knowland, who, with the support of Deadeye Dick Nixon, overran the Knight riders with big guns and big ambitions. Goodie thereupon picked himself up and allowed as how, on second thought, he would just as soon head East for Bill Knowland's seat in the U.S. Senate.

Rounding up Republican support...

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