The Dewey people continued with pad and pencils tabulating
the delegate count in his corner. Governor Dwight Green, eager to
join the card in second place, had promised support from Illinois,
but it turned out that, with the objection of Robert McCormick, he
could not deliver many delegates and so was cut adrift by the Dewey
camp. Mr. Dewey was courting the Indiana delegation, led by House
Majority Leader Charles Halleck, who welcomed the attention. He
promised the Cabinet post of Secretary of Defense to Senator Edward
Martin, Pennsylvania's favorite son candidate, and in consequence
had secured that state's delegates. Massachusetts, behind Speaker Joe Martin, was laying claim
to the post of Attorney General.
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