Oregon: The Hare &. the Tortoise

Oregon's Democratic Senator Wayne Morse leaned back in a chair, bristled his brows, compared himself with Edmund Burke and declared himself above politics: "I go where the facts lead, and if partisan politics don't go where they lead, then that's too bad." He grinned at Republican claims that he is the Senate's windiest member: "Reelect me and I'll make more speeches next session—there's so much to be said." He scoffed at reports that he might be in election trouble: "I know of no basis for such stories."

That same day, Republican Challenger Sigfrid...

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