The Congress: The Liberal House


Shortly before the Republican National Convention last summer, 54 conservative Republican Congressmen signed a statement urging the nomination of Barry Goldwater, arguing that his candidacy would aid Republican candidates throughout the U.S. When the new Congress convenes in January, at least 23 of those Representatives will be among the missing, either through defeat or retirement.

The next House of Representatives seems certain to be the most liberal since the early years of President Roosevelt. The Democrats, by seizing 47 Republican seats while losing to just ten G.O.P. challengers, scored a net...

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