THE STATES: Big Battles

Presidential candidates can be decisively helped or hurt by fights in key states for Senator, governor and other offices. Some of the assets and liabilities are already apparent.

In Massachusetts, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, 50, faces a redoubtable opponent: Representative John Kennedy, 35, a war hero,† a good Congressman and an excellent campaigner. Catholic Jack Kennedy has spent the last year charming Massachusetts' voters, lately at tea parties organized by women Democrats. They brew a big dish of tea, invite scores of citizens to meet his mother and his pretty sisters. Then...

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