REPUBLICANS: Smoothing & Stirring

On a misty, muggy Washington morning last week, House Speaker Joseph Martin Jr. tucked his shaggy forelock under a soft fedora, put on his new gale coat, shook hands with Vice President Richard Nixon and boarded a chartered airliner. A few minutes later, Dick Nixon climbed into another plane, took his seat and promptly fell asleep. His immediate destination was Columbus; Martin's was Newark. The two top Republican congressional campaigners were off on the first legs of journeys which would carry them the length and breadth of the land before the November elections.

Factional Peacemaker. Setting foot on New Jersey...

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