National Affairs: Pull to Haul

Republicans were amused and delighted. In a hammer-&-tongs fight for the Democratic nomination from Washington's First Congressional District (Seattle), left-wing Representative Hugh De Lacey and rabble-rousing, opportunistic Howard Costigan were tearing an old friendship to shreds. When both appealed for help to the heirs of Franklin Roosevelt, even family ties snapped under the strain.

Candidate De Lacey scored first, when Jimmy Roosevelt announced that the Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions was swinging in behind him.* Candidate Costigan immediately dashed off a letter of protest, sent a copy to his good friend Anna Roosevelt Boettiger (who has lived in...

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