The Art of Suicide

August 1956
New Republic;8/6/56, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p4
This article presents information about senator George Bender, representative, Ohio, who wants to be re-elected. He likes his job and his loyalty to the U.S. president has been exemplary, but he knows he faces a grim battle. To wage it he has undertaken to amass a $400, 000 campaign fund and managed to persuade Secretary George Humphrey that the Treasury Secretary's charter of office does not preclude chairing a senator's campaign committee. The rightness of these separate moves is, quite understandably, being questioned, but a brief look at Bender's plight reveals certain reasons why these frantic actions have been taken. He is up for re-election, pitted against Democratic maverick, governor Frank Lausche, who is one of the truly great vote-getters in Ohio History.


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