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01/19/2014 10:23 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

How Some Republicans Fought Against MLK Day

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As support for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday grew, one new sponsor marked the tectonic shifts of symbolic alignments in the era. John Danforth was a new Republican senator from Missouri, a millionaire who had unseated the old liberal Democrat Stuart Symington in 1976.

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