Virginia: New Dominion

After casting his ballot in the Virginia hamlet of New Baltimore, Howard Worth Smith shook his head. "I don't know," he said. "Times have changed." How much they had changed became apparent in the next several hours. When the votes were counted in last week's Democratic primary, "Judge" Smith, 83, longtime leader of the conservative Southern bloc in the House of Representatives, was dispossessed of the seat he has occupied for 35 years. Senator Willis Robertson, 79, like Smith a member of the Byrd organization, was also defeated. And, in the...

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