NEW JERSEY: A Political Microcosm

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In mid-October 1954, the U.S. political scene is a multicolored landscape of issues and personalities, with the commanding figure of Dwight D. Eisenhower giving a national shading to the whole picture. The color and design of the campaign vary from state to state, but within the narrow borders of New Jersey there is a striking miniature of the national scene. At work there are nearly all the factors that bear on the elections of 1954, highlighted by Jersey's own style of politics.

In a sense, New Jersey is a Democratic state:...

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