New York: Costly Confusion

Faced with a surplus of competitors and a hazily divided electorate, New York's gubernatorial candidates turned last week to eye-gouging personal attacks. Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller started the year at an all-time popularity low that gave him scant hope of winning a third term. Throughout a hard, costly campaign, he has narrowed the gap and, toward campaign's end, was hammering at Democrat Frank O'Connor's "demagogy," lack of courage, foresight and "size.'" New York City Council President O'Connor, who is conspicuously short of personal dynamism, effective organization and cash, accused Rockefeller of a "shabby attempt to mislead the people" and...

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