Nation: Rain & Rebuff

Despite—or perhaps because of—President Johnson's declaration of noncandidacy, primaries in Texas and Florida last week resulted in a repudiation of his policies and a rebuff for his associates.

In Texas, both Johnson and his longtime ally, retiring Governor John Connally, were set back when their gubernatorial candidate, Eugene Locke, 50, former Deputy Ambassador to South Viet Nam, ran a poor fifth in the ten-man Democratic race. With the support of both labor and the Latin and Negro minorities, Don Yarborough, 42, a liberal Houston lawyer* who was twice defeated in the gubernatorial primary...

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