Voters in Pennsylvania and Maryland went to the polls for state primaries yesterday. In Maryland,?
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Background: Voters in Pennsylvania and Maryland went to the polls for state primaries yesterday. In Maryland, the chief contest was for the Democratic nomination for Senator. In a tight seven-way race Baltimore's Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro came out ahead.
But the main interest for the nation centered on the state of Pennsylvania. And the main reason was that the name of Harold Stassen was on the ballot. In these scenes, last night, at Stassen's headquarters, the one time governor of Minnesota is seen entering with his wife to hear reports as they came in.
The news was not good. His opponent, Arthur T. McGonigle, was backed by the Republican state organization. He came in more than 150,000 votes ahead of Stassen. But, in an interview late in the evening, the former boy wonder of the political wars, refused to admit defeat, his face told the story.