DEMOCRATS: And Then There Were Eight

Only half of them were up for election, and most of those had no contest, but for all eight of the front-running undeclared Democratic candidates for President the 1958 election campaign had big meaning:

California's Pat Brown. By winning by 1,012,000 votes over Bill Knowland, Brown becomes a full-fledged presidential possibility, although he is reportedly happy at thoughts of becoming Vice President. Brown's problem: keeping a wary eye on National Committeeman Paul Ziffren and Senator-elect Clair Engle, both longtime supporters of Adlai Stevenson.

Massachusetts' Jack Kennedy. He logged 14,000 miles and 30 speeches for fellow candidates in...

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