U.S. At War: The Primaries

In primary elections from Tennessee to Kansas, U.S. voters went about the main business of democracy, nominating their leaders to public office—with considerable help from bosses and machines.

Kansas. Small-town Lawyer Andrew Schoeppel, who played end on the 1922 Nebraska University team that beat Notre Dame's Four Horsemen, was nominated by the Republicans for Governor. Third in the race was tempestuous Senator Clyde Reed, who had gone back home, hopping mad over the closed shop and union initiation fees at Kansas war plants, to run on a one-plank platform: "fair" labor legislation. (He...

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