Huey Long - Chapter 21-22, pg. 583-647 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapter 21-22, pg. 583-647 Summary and Analysis

In July 1932, Huey helped in the campaign of Arkansan Senator Hattie Caraway. She had the seat next to him in the Senate and they became friends. He had at first advised her not to run because he didn't think she could win, then he decided to help her. He espoused his views on concentration and redistribution of wealth and introduced his usual campaign tactics into Arkansas. Caraway won the election.

Huey continued to help his candidates in Louisiana and he still had his power in the state, controlling the different levels of government. He campaigned for Roosevelt in the states designated by the Roosevelt headquarters. He had to pay his own expenses.

His support of John Overton led to a Senate committee inquiry on campaign expenditures.

Chapter Twenty Two begins with the December 5,1932 lame duck...

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