Democrats: Writing a Ticket

No Governor of Illinois has ever served three terms. Last week two-term Democrat Otto Kerner, 59, announced that he would prefer not to challenge history. Kerner's unexpected decision to quit—and possibly get a federal judgeship—left Illinois Democrats with reminiscences of 1948, when Cook County Political Boss Jake Arvey forged a winning ticket with Adlai Stevenson for Governor and Paul Douglas for the U.S. Senate. Today the political boss is, of course, Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley, and the most likely candidates are State Treasurer Adlai Stevenson III and Sargent Shriver, head of the federal War on Poverty.

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