The Nation: Taft v. Rhodes in Ohio

None of the principals involved will talk about it and the White House has taken a quietly apprehensive hands-off stand, but a deepening intraparty Republican squabble in Ohio could jeopardize Nixon's re-election chances in November. The trouble is the result of the bitter 1970 primary fight between Ohio Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Former Governor James Rhodes, and a series of G.O.P. financial scandals, all of which has left the party in a shambles. Now Taft is maneuvering to wrest power from the Rhodes-influenced Republican state central committee. He plans to run for...

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