THE CONGRESS: Shadow of the Polls

The country is Republican. The Republican Party will continue its control of Congress—Chairman Simeon Davison Fess of the Republican National Committee.

I unhesitatingly make the prediction that the House of Representatives will show a Democratic majority—Chairman Jouett Shouse of Democratic Executive Committee.

With these formal forecasts by rival party leaders, the 1930 Congressional campaign moved into its last hot week. Biggest issue: The Slump. Chief Democratic argument: "Hoover hard times." Republican argument: No economic recovery under Democratic rule. The election's magic number: 53.

Gain v. Loss. Republicans conceded the loss of 15...

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