Nation: Elections 1969: The Moderates Have It

SWEET is the taste of victory, but sweeter still political triumph won against the odds or against long-prevailing winds. There was thus a special savor to the celebrations of many of the winners in last week's spate of off-year elections across the nation. Like the city's Mets, John Lindsay came from ignominy to take the mayoralty of New York, and did it without the endorsement of either major party. In Virginia, moderate Republican Linwood Holton seized the Governor's mansion, occupied for 84 years by Democrats. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes, the nation's first black...

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