The Senate: Junior to Teddy

It was the most watched U.S. Senate race of 1964, and he surely will be the most observed junior Senator in many a term. Democrat Robert F. Kennedy, 38, put an end to the 18-year congressional career of New York Republican Liberal Kenneth Keating, 64, and joined his brother, Teddy, in the Senate.

From the day Bobby began his campaign two months ago, the Kennedy name worked its magic. The carpet bagger issue faded. In towns where Keating drew only 25 people, the former U.S. Attorney General pulled 2,000. In Buffalo, 100,000 turned out....

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