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All the King's Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 Summary

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Chapter 2 Summary

Now we're back to 1922, and the editor and Jack are discussing the bond issue for the school in Mason City. The story he is after has to do with politics being involved in the awarding of the construction contract. Dolph Pillsbury, chairman of the board of commissioners, wants to give the job to J. H. Moore, even though the bid is not the lowest, because they want someone who could "do the work right," he tells Jack. The low bid was submitted by Jeffer's Construction Company. Jack is in Mason City following up on the story. He gets Dolph Pillsbury's side, and then he goes to visit with Willie Stark, who takes him out to his home, the farm we visited in Chapter 1.He invites him to dinner and to stay overnight.

Willie runs for reelection, and loses. The commissioners had started a rumor that the contractor...

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