So your political opponent is a communist…

Russian SpidersIn 1953, Representative Wesley D’Ewart (R) ran against Senator Murray’s liberal record, casting him  as a communist sympathizer. Vice President Richard Nixon campaigned for D’Ewart using the same approach. D’Ewart’s campaign produced a booklet listing Murray’s affiliations with communist sympathizers, adorned with compelling graphics that would make even the most aggressive campaign managers today hold their nose.

These images of a Russian “Spyder” were featured in the booklet Senator Murray and the Red Web over Congress.

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