Elections: New Course in Texas

The fat Texas Democratic organization was feuding and fussing. When it came time to fill Lyndon Johnson's old Senate seat in last week's special election, the conservative wing was snarling at the pro-Kennedy wing, and the main campaign argument of Democratic Candidate William Blakley, 62, was that he had consistently voted against New Frontier legislation since he went to Washington in January as an interim appointee.

The lean and hungry Republicans were outnumbered about 5 to 2 in voter strength. But they rallied solidly behind Political Science Professor John Tower, 35. They overhauled the wheezing G.O.P. organization, shunted off many old-line...

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