New York: Rocky Redivivus

When Nelson Rockefeller decided to try for a third term as Governor of New York, the polls had Rocky on the rocks. Since then, the gap between Republican Rockefeller and his Democrat ic opponent, New York City Council President Frank O'Connor, has closed, thanks largely to the Governor's unexpectedly hard-hitting campaign.

His fingers calloused from handshak ing, the Governor has used bus, heli copter and his family's jet-prop plane, The Wayfarer, to bound from one up state community to the next. He has clambered up ladders at construction sites, tossed footballs with college...

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