MINNESOTA: Victory by Organization

Hours before the newspapers were ready to concede anything, Minnesota's )ouncy senior Democratic Senator, Hubert Horatio Humphrey strode into the headquarters of the Democratic-Farmer- Labor Party in Minneapolis to congratulate Five-Term Congressman Eugene McCarthy for winning Minnesota's second senate seat. Humphrey knew his voters; as the hours rolled by, McCarthy rolled to a 70,000 margin victory over Stassenite Republican Ed Thye, and the D.F.L.'s popular Governor, Orville Freeman, roared to re-election by 161,000 votes for a third term. Long before dawn it was clear that for the first time since the Depression,...

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