Judge Joe McCarthy runs for Senate in 1946

A brief news and editorial of Judge Joe McCarthy, regular Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate


After resigning his commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945, Joseph McCarthy launched a campaign for the Senate seat of Robert M. La Follette, Jr. in 1946. Gaining the support of the Republican state party, McCarthy narrowly won the nomination. He went on to defeat his Democratic opponent, Howard MacMurray, in the general election by a two-to-one margin. This campaign brochure features quotes and excerpts from newspapers that supported McCarthy in the 1946 campaign.


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
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Creator: McCarthy for Senator Club
Pub Data: Appleton, Wis. : McCarthy for Senator Club, [1946]. (pamphlet 56- 603)
Citation: "A brief news and editorial of Judge Joe McCarthy, regular Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate." (Appleton, Wis. : McCarthy for Senator Club, [1946]); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1122 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1122; Visited on: 11/22/2014
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