The Campaign: Faith, Hope & Parity

By all the laws of political parity, the historically conservative farm states should return in resounding numbers to the Republican ranks in this year's mid term elections. Indeed, there can be little hope of a nationwide Republican resurgence in 1968 unless the party can recapture its traditional power base in the heartland. Anticipating an almost reflex "crossback" of G.O.P. voters who helped elect Democrats in 1964, Iowa G.O.P. Chairman Robert Ray contends: "This extreme change from one party to another in our state was as though the voters had suddenly stepped into 20° weather. The shock's been too great. They...

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