Washington Notes

T. R. B.
October 1930
New Republic;10/8/30, Vol. 64 Issue 827, p206
Assesses the off-year election campaigns for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in several states. Belief that national issues rarely play a role in local elections; Examples of campaigns in Massachusetts and New Jersey, illustrating that so-called Wet and Dry politicians will emerge victorious based on local politics; Impact of candidates' personalities on mid-term elections; Attempts of parties to reconcile their position in terms of the campaign issues; Issues which are raised generally during off-year election campaigns; Inadequacy of collection and distribution of money by the political parties in off-year elections as compared to presidential elections; Issue of a female Republican candidate that has been considered as one of the reasons for the possible defeat of a Republican in Illinois.


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