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New Effort to Control Congressional Primaries
Legislation to impose federal control over the conduct of congressional primary elections in the states will be recommended to the next Congress by the special Senate Committee on Campaign Expenditures. This was made known by Senator Sheppard (D., Tex.), chairman, on August 8, after the committee's investigation of 1938 Democratic primary contests in Kentucky, Tennessee, and a number of other states had brought to light evidence of “gutter politics” and “scandal of the worst sort.”
Although Sheppard expressed belief that a constitutional amendment authorizing ...