New York: Up Bob, Down Bobby

For four long weeks, Democrats in the New York state senate and assembly had been deadlocked in a ludicrous leadership fight between forces backed by New York City's Mayor Robert Wagner and a coalition allied with Senator Bobby Kennedy.

Wagner simply wanted Senator Joseph Zaretzki and Assemblyman Anthony Travia, both of whom had served as legislative leaders when the Democrats were in the minority, to move up in well-organized succession to the majority-leadership posts. The Kennedy coalition wanted to move its own men in.

Republicans could hardly be blamed for enjoying the Democratic spectacle, but Governor Rockefeller's entire legislative program...

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