Michigan: What Is a Romney?

Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Zolton Ferency allows gamely that he is fighting a losing race.

All the same, he says, "People used to ask 'What is a Ferency?' Now they're asking 'Who is Ferency? " Republican Governor George Romney, who thus could have safely sat out his campaign for a third term, nonetheless has been running harder than ever. In order to enhance his presidential prospects for 1968, Romney hopes not only to exceed his 380,000-vote plurality of 1964 but also to pull Republican Senator Robert Griffin to victory.

He might succeed on both counts. Griffin, 42, a five-term Congressman who...

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