ELECTIONS: Democrats in Front

After their political Geiger counter had picked up the clicks from last week's local elections across the U.S., the national chairmen of the Democratic and Republican Parties were ready with separate and distinct analyses. Glowed Democrat Paul Butler: "After making full allowance for local factors, there is no doubt that this has national significance. The vote yesterday was clearly a further vote of confidence in the Democratic Party." Grumped Republican Leonard Hall: "Tuesday's elections had no national significance. It is a mistake to read a national trend into these local elections...

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