Political Notes: Ins & Outs, 1968

In 1968's political poker game, some men who appeared undefeatable were cashing in their chips. Others, who earlier might have seemed unelectable, were drawing cards—and sometimes holding them close to the vest. Among them:

>Negro Leader Charles Evers, 44, who took over as Mississippi's N.A.A.C.P. field secretary when his brother Medgar was assassinated in 1963, announced he would run in the Feb. 27 open primary for the seat vacated last month by the state's racist Governor John Bell Williams. Evers has five white opponents, and to become the first Negro to represent...