Politics: Fund Raising Without Tears

For all the convivial gimmickry of $100-a-plate dinners and rah-rah cocktail parties, both Democrats and Republicans find it difficult to fill campaign fund quotas without dunning donors. Imaginatively seeking to solve the problem — and dissolve an $80,000 election year deficit — the Massachusetts Republican Party last week put out a picture-and-prose paean to the Bay State entitled Massachusetts — The Anatomy of Quality.

The party went into the publishing business, says G.O.P. State Chairman Robert Monks, after becoming "sick of depending upon a few wealthy individuals." To offset this traditional dependence, the party commissioned LIFE Senior Editor Gene Farmer...

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