REPUBLICANS: Ezra & the Farm Vote

Hotfooting it from Capitol Hill to the Agriculture Department on an astonishing political mission, Minnesota's Congressman Walter H. Judd and Nebraska's Arthur L. Miller last week tracked down Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson. They had an urgent message: G.O.P. farm state Congressmen had just convened in emergency caucus and decided that either Benson must quit his job or 20 to. 25 members of the caucus would be defeated this fall as part of the mounting farm protest against Benson's policies.

Behind the latest party revolt against Ezra Benson lay grim results of a special election in Minnesota to fill the...

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