In 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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Thanks for the follow! I wish that more journalists paid attention to our lessons in history and challenged the right wing with these precious nuggets instead of just allowing them to spout economic nonsense. Great posts!