The Senate: Showdown for Ev's Chair

Senate Democrats have long been accustomed to the gentlemanly brawling between their factions of Southern conservatives and urban liberals. It is less often that Senate Republicans, so long a minority, have displayed their divisions. Yet the Senate G.O.P. now includes a band of moderates and liberals increasingly disposed to cross party lines to vote with their ideological counterparts on such issues as ABM and civil rights. Last week, as the 43 Republican Senators prepared to select Everett Dirksen's successor as minority leader, the factional lines of stress became clear.

The favorite of the liberals was Pennsylvania's Hugh Scott, 68,...

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