National Affairs: Son-Up in New York

Before New York City voters went to the polls to elect a mayor, there was little doubt about the outcome (TIME, Nov. 2). Tammanyite Lawyer Robert F. Wagner Jr., 43, president of the Borough of Manhattan and son of the late U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner (sponsor of the Wagner labor act), was a sure winner.

He polled 1,021,488 votes, 46.3% of all ballots cast. Republican Candidate Harold Riegelman got 661,410 votes, 29.9% of the total, the highest percentage that any candidate for mayor of New York City has ever received on the Republican ticket. Tagging along as a poor third (468,392...

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