U.S. At War: Michigan's Dilemma

Michigan voters were embarrassed by their riches. For Senator they had to choose between statesmanlike Democrat Prentiss Marsh Brown, generally rated one of the dozen ablest men on Capitol Hill, and famed racket-busting Republican Judge Homer Ferguson, a great & good public servant. For Governor, they had their choice of big, able, incumbent Democrat Murray Delos Van Wagoner, or big, able Republican Secretary of State Harry F. Kelly, one of the most popular politicos Michigan ever had.

Senator Brown and Judge Ferguson tried a radio debate, got involved in personalities, later wrangled privately about each other's bad sportsmanship. But they could make...

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