Election 1944: Ex-Senator opposes Clara Bow’s husband (9-7-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 7, 1944)


Ex-Senator opposes Clara Bow’s husband

Reno, Nevada (UP) –
Former U.S. Senator Berkeley L. Bunker, who lost two years ago in the Democratic primary, won a victory in Tuesday’s primary contest for representative over incumbent Maurice J. Sullivan, returns showed today.

He polled nearly 12,000 votes to Mr. Sullivan’s 8,300 and will meet Rex Bell, one-time movie cowboy and husband of former “it girl” Clara Bow, in November. Mr. Bell was unopposed on the Republican ticket.

Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Patrick A. “Pat” McCarran maintained a safe lead for renomination over Lieutenant Governor Vail Pittman.