|James B. Duke|
|Trenton Evening Times headline, November 5, 1908|
Duke, irritated that the Republican (Republican!) Frelinghuysen had called out the wealthiest Somerset County residents for not paying their fair share in taxes, enlisted the help of Alexander W. Mack, manager of the Raritan Woolen Mills, in organizing the opposition to the first term legislator. Both men directed their hundreds of employees to "vote against Frelinghuysen". Duke personally visited several polling places in and around Raritan hoping that either the force of his personality, or his unflinching stare would win the day.
|Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen|