Illinois: Yorktown Revisited

"If Paul Douglas is in trouble," thundered Hubert Humphrey at a Democratic rally in Chicago last week, "then George Washington was in trouble at Yorktown." That intelligence could bring Cornwallis back from the grave.

For the polls, as opposed to the vice-presidential glands, have largely shown that Illinois' Liberal Democratic Senator Douglas is in deep difficulty in his fourth-term bid against Liberal Republican Charles Percy, a millionaire industrialist who has wryly classed himself as "unemployed" since his unsuccessful 1964 attempt to win the governorship.

A longtime champion of civil rights, Douglas is the natural target of whites angered by unruly civil rights...

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