Nation: Oregon: Missed Chance

Quietly building a claim to the Republican Party's 1964 vice-presidential nomination, Oregon's Republican Governor Mark Hatfield, 40, rolled to a second term with lots of votes to spare. More impressive, he was one of the few incumbent Governors in the U.S. whose plurality did not shrink from the previous election. Hatfield was just too much for Democratic State Attorney General Robert Thornton, who never had a chance. But Hatfield missed another sort of chance: he gave only the most tepid support to a weak G.O.P. ticket mate, Senate Candidate Sig Unander, who did well in losing to Democrat Wayne Morse. If...

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