TEXAS: Senate, Anyone?

It was just like roundup time in Texas. The politicos were moving in thundering herds, and vote-rustling, legitimate-like, was going on by glare of day and dark of night. The big rustle and bustle centered around the U.S. Senate seat that Democrat Price Daniel left when he took over as governor this year (TIME, Jan. 28), and with election day less than a month away, 24 eager politicians were running for the job.

Normally, a race for the Senate would be regarded with no more emotion than the news of another oil strike,...

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