National Affairs: Brannan's Plan

After months of speculation, Democrat Charles F. Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture under Harry Truman, and now general counsel of the National Farmers Union, announced in Denver last week that he will seek the U.S. Senate seat held for the past 14 years by Colorado Republican Eugene Millikin. Confined to a wheelchair by arthritis and complications. Millikin, 65, has announced that he will run again. But the G.O.P., facing hard opposition from Brannan, is expected to urge Senator Millikin to withdraw in favor of a candidate who could conduct a more vigorous campaign. A leading choice of the politicos, if Gene...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!