Virginia: The Goldwater Thing

One of the most curious new coalitions to emerge from last week's elections was in Virginia, where labor un ions and Negro organizations combined with the conservative Democratic ma chine of Senator Harry Byrd to elect Mills Godwin, the Byrd candidate for Governor.

Godwin, 50, who as a state senator in 1959 led Virginia's "massive resistance" to school integration, has modified his segregationist views since he was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1961. Nonetheless, on racial issues he still stood to the right of his Republican opponent, A. Linwood Holton, 42, a Roanoke...

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