Title

"I Remember" piece on the 1954 U.S. Senate primary between Robert L. Jones of Bi

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-2004

Pages

144

Abstract

"I Remember" piece on the 1954 U.S. Senate primary between Robert L. Jones of Biddeford, a protege of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, and Maine's senator Margaret Chase Smith, as told by a reporter for the Washington bureau of the New York Herald Tribune, who eventually moved to Maine. Jones patterned his self-styled "bare knuckles" campaign on the manner of the communist-hunting, character-assassinating McCarthy. Smith won the primary by a large margin and went on to defeat the Democratic candidate. In 1964, she ran unsuccessfully for the presidency and continued her distinguished Senate career until 1973. Back in Skowhegan, she remained active in public life until her death in 1995.

Subjects

Elections Primary elections 1954, Smith, Margaret Chase

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