Oregon: Monsoon Season

Oregon's race for a U.S. Senate seat is the nation's only major contest in which the central issue is the Viet Nam war. The campaign—like the conflict itself—has seesawed to and fro. Last week handsome, two-term Republican Governor Mark O. Hatfield, 44, who has expressed grave misgivings about the Administration's conduct of the war, and Democratic Representative Robert Duncan, 45, a snuff-dipping ex-seaman who stands foursquare in favor of the President's policies, were running almost dead even. A check by Pollster John Kraft showed Duncan with 46%, Hatfield 45% , and 9%...

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