POLITICAL NOTES: The Big City Vote

Some 1,400 elections were held in the U.S. last week. The vast majority were of small significance. But the results in some half dozen mayoralty elections again demonstrated a prime fact of contemporary U.S. political life. The fact: Democrats, with the help of union labor, have a stranglehold on most of the big city vote.

In New York, Democrat Bill O'Dwyer ran up a record plurality (685,175) over Republican Jonah Goldstein, thus giving Governor Tom Dewey a kick on his political shins. In Boston, the ineffable James Michael Curley won out over...

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