National Affairs: THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS In 1960 Their Big Year

IN the early politicking toward the 1960 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party's 35 Governors have been rated more as pawns than potential kingmakers. This campaign, said the pundits, belonged either to twice-defeated Adlai Stevenson or to one of four U.S. Senators: Massachusetts' Jack Kennedy, Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey, Missouri's Stuart Symington or Texas' Lyndon Johnson. But as candidates and their hardheaded professionals get down to counting delegates, they will find the Governors in command of most delegations fully aware of their separate and collective bargaining power and—in some cases —firm believers that...

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