Sacrificial Wolf

In 1946, California Republicans, seeking a sacrificial lamb to run in the state's Twelfth Congressional District, ran a "help wanted" ad in the local newspapers. Richard Nixon responded to the ad and was given the job. Rather than take his loss for granted, however, he waged a shrewd, tough, below-the-belt campaign -- and defeated the incumbent congressman, Jerry Voorhis, a nationally known New Deal Democrat.
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