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McCarthy seeks support against "communist mouthpieces"
Wanted! Your support for Sen. McCarthy's battle against these communist mouthpieces
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946, Joseph McCarthy created a sensation in 1950 when he announced that communist members of the State Department were influencing American foreign policy. Over the next four years, McCarthy became an anti-Communist crusader as chairman of the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. By 1954 though, other Senators and government officials had grown dissatisfied with his reckless accusations, eventually censuring him for behavior unbecoming of a Senator. This broadside, produced before McCarthy's censure, attempts a last-ditch effort to gain support for his position, citing articles and quotes from communist and socialist publications that oppose him.
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|Pub Data:||Senator Joseph McCarthy campaign. [1954?] (Pamphlet 02-2733)|
|Citation:||"Wanted! Your support for Sen. McCarthy's battle against these communist mouthpieces." ([1954?]); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1120 Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1120; Visited on: 10/23/2014|