MASSACHUSETTS: Hot Blueblood

Few Republican politicians in Massachusetts ever defy the cozy "escalator" system on which ambitious vote getters rise to the upper levels just by staying in line. But last week a young Harvard blueblood skipped the first steps, stormed the heights, carried if off with startling success, and thereby became the hottest Bay State political prospect in years.

He is six-foot, sandy-haired Robert Fiske Bradford, 41, ninth direct descendant of old Governor William Bradford, the Mayflower Pilgrim who governed Massachusetts for 30 one-year terms with a blunderbuss in one hand and a prayerbook in the other. Young Bradford is the kind...

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