NEW YORK: The Letter

"This whispering campaign has finally got under my skin," said 74-year-old Joe R. Hanley. With that, he broke a startling story which—he had reason to believe—was about to come out anyway. It was the story of why he gave up what he wanted and had been promised, the Republican nomination for governor of New York.

He had stepped aside in September to let Tom Dewey run again, and had been given as consolation prize the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator. At the time, Hanley had said he was "happy . . . and proud to do it." With the Korean...

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