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« on: October 03, 2019, 02:09:55 pm »

I know labor strikes was an issue. Anything else?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 08:32:45 pm »

Many of the wartime controls remained in place by the 1946 mid-terms--and the post-war period tends to cause political reversals for the party in power.  1946 was no exception. 

The 55 seat House and 11 seat Senate gain for the Republicans is even more dramatic when you recall that the Democrats were still dominant in the South.  There were big wins for the Republicans in the Northeast, Midwest, and West.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 01:52:54 am »

Did the USSR and or “communism” ever come up?
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 03:43:01 am »

Did the USSR and or “communism” ever come up?

Being that a rookie candidate for Congress in California named Richard Nixon won his race against veteran New Deal Democrat Jerry Voorhis basically by slandering him as a Communist sympathizer, I'm sure it played a role that year in many races.
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