For the more than fifty years that Democrats controlled the U.S. House of Representatives, leadership was divided between Massachusetts and Texas. The Austin-Boston Connection analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-protAcgAc relationships) and enmiAsties within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip.Careful examination of Oa#39;Connora#39;s list discloses some problems. Wright Patman, a Rayburn friend ... problems for Oa#39;Connor on the list. Ultra-conservative Georgian and Rules Committee member Eugene aquot;Gooberaquot; Cox was backing Rayburn.
|Title||:||The Austin-Boston Connection|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 2009-08-31|