TITLE

The Winner Explains

PUB. DATE
October 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;10/26/53, Vol. 129 Issue 13, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
The article presents an interview with Lester Johnson, the Democratic Party winner of a Wisconsin special election for Congress held in 1953. In the piece Johnson explains the reasons behind his unexpected win against a Republic challenger. He cites a number of factors as contributing to his victory including farmer dissatisfaction with the agricultural policies of the administration of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower, Johnson's own proposals for price supports for dairy products and voter desire for economic security.
ACCESSION #
25746284

 

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