Nation: Challenge & Cheer

Other G.O.P. developments:

> Liberal Republican John H. Reed, 45, Governor of Maine for almost seven years, won nomination for a new four-year term with a solid (56,000 to 38,000) primary victory over conservative State Legislator James S. Erwin, also 45. Chairman of the National Governors' Conference, Reed faces a stiff challenge from the Democratic nominee, Secretary of State Kenneth M. Curtis, 35, but stands to benefit from U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith's presence on the G.O.P. ticket. In her quest for a fourth term, the redoubtable Mrs. Smith has a little-known opponent-the...

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