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1938 editorial cartoon showing Republican gubernatorial candidate Arthur James preparing to mow down Pennsylvania's Little New Deal "and all it stands for."
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Editorial cartoon showing Republican gubernatorial candidate Arthur James preparing to mow down Pennsylvania's Little New Deal, "and all it stands for."

Credit: Courtesy of the State Archives

When Arthur James ran for governor in 1938, he made no apologies about his desire to dismantle the Pennsylvania Little New Deal programs put in place under Governor George Earle. James would win the election by 300,000 votes. The Republicans also regained control of both houses in the state assembly.

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