ELECTIONS: Revolution in Wisconsin

The state that sent the La Follettes to the U.S. Senate—and then sent Joe McCarthy—last week changed its political direction again. In a startling and significant upset, voters of Wisconsin elected Liberal Democrat Edward William Proxmire (see box) to complete the unexpired term of Neanderthal Republican McCarthy. Proxmire beat Eisenhower Republican and former six-year Governor Walter Jodok Kohler Jr. by an overwhelming 435,000 votes to 313,000. He swept 56 of the state's 71 counties, every single ward in the city of Milwaukee, ten out of 18 Milwaukee suburbs, and he got 56.5%...

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