National Affairs: Decision in Texas

After last July's Texas Democratic primary election, there was hardly a political seer in the state who did not see the doors of the governor's mansion in Austin swinging wide open for quiet, conservative U.S. Senator Price Daniel. Home from Washington to run for the job he had always wanted, he easily outdistanced five other hopefuls, led his nearest opponent, oft-defeated Austin Attorney Ralph Yarborough, by 165,000 (TIME, Aug. 6). But Daniel did not get a majority of the votes, was forced into a runoff primary with Yarborough, and that was a different...

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