National Affairs: New Odds in Wyoming

The G.O.P. has always been bothered by the sheer cussedness of Wyoming voters. Although basically Republican, they have the Westerner's weakness for personalities, never hesitate to vote for genial and able Democrats. Last week Republican prospects soared when one of Wyoming's best-liked and most able Democrats, U.S. Senator Lester C. Hunt, 61, announced that he would not run for reelection for reasons of health.

After Hunt's announcement, Republican Congressman William H. Harrison, 58, grandson of President William Henry Harrison, filed for the office and became the best bet for the G.O.P. nomination. Harrison (now serving his second term in the House) has...

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