Bitter Harvest in Wisconsin

Richards, E. B.
October 1953
New Republic;10/26/53, Vol. 129 Issue 13, p11
The article discusses the protest of Wisconsin farmers against price squeeze. Republicans have keen looking hard for a plausible alibi to the surprise victory of a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Wisconsin's rural Ninth Congressional District, but have found none. The plain fact is that Wisconsin farmers were angry about falling farm prices; they blamed the administration, justly or unjustly, and registered their protests at the polls. As a result, Lester R. Johnson, an obscure Democrat from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, turned in a thumping win over State Senator Arthur L. Padrutt, his much better-known Republican opponent, in a district that never before has sent a Democrat to the U.S. Congress. INSET: What Does Wisconsin Foreshadow for 1954?.


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