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Helen Gahagan Douglas…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Before Hillary Rodham Clinton, there was Helen Gahagan Douglas


Helen Gahagan Douglas (Library of Congress)


Douglas, a liberal Democrat who ran against Congressman Richard Nixon for a California senatorial seat in 1950, was characterized as a communist.


By Tina Daunt
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 30, 2008


BEFORE Lee Atwater became a political hit man and before “Rovian” was written into the nation’s campaign lexicon, the campaign against actress Helen Gahagan Douglas symbolized the viciousness of politics by smear.    (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)