Politics: Unity, of Sorts

Overstressing the "unity" theme at their separate state conventions, New York Democrats and Republicans last week chose their candidates to run for the U.S. Senate. The Republicans renominated snow-thatched Incumbent Kenneth Barnard Keating, 64, and the Democrats named U.S. Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy, 38.

For all the talk about party unity, both conventions were marked by a certain dissidence.

Friendly Fishmongers. At the Democrats' raucous caucus in Manhattan's 71st Regiment Armory, Bobby Kennedy won hands down over upstate New York Congressman Samuel Stratton. The 968,153 vote failed to reflect the resentment...

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