Washington Wire

August 1954
New Republic;8/9/54, Vol. 131 Issue 6, p2
This article reports on political developments around the United States. GOP liberal, groups which supported the Great Crusade of 1952. In the Illinois Senatorial contest, the contestants were Paul Douglas, the Democrat who is up for re-election, and Republican Joe Meek, paid professional lobbyist of the Illinois Federation of Retail Associations. Everything Ike Eisenhower stands for in foreign affairs Douglas supports and everything Douglas stands for, Meek opposes. And now, in a rather gooey exchange of felicitations, Ike has endorsed Meek. Ike wrote him that he is looking forward for greeting him in the Junior US Senator from Illinois.


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