The States: Local Concerns

Jumping the gun by a year, Republican candidates from Kentucky to New Jersey proclaimed that the pivotal issue in last week's statewide elections would be President Johnson's waning popularity. As it turned out, the voters were concerned with local questions—notably taxes, education and racial controversies—more than Administration policies, domestic or foreign.

Kentucky: Nunn Better One of the few bright touches in Kentucky's humdrum gubernatorial race was provided by an irreverent underground slogan: "Half an Oaf Is Better than Nunn." Republican Candidate Louie B. Nunn, 43, a back-country lawyer who in years past...

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