National Affairs: Texas' Choice

Out from Washington came a strong hint to fellow Texans on the eve of the state primary election: Speaker Sam Rayburn, the voice of authority to many a Texas Democrat, had cast his absentee ballot for Liberal Democrat Ralph W. Yarborough, incumbent junior U.S. Senator seeking reelection. Election day vote counting proved that Mr. Sam had lots of company. Results at week's end: 680,000 for Yarborough, 486,000 for William A. Blakley, Yarborough's multimillionaire opponent, who had hoped to lead the forces of Texas Democratic conservatism back to power in Washington. Also nominated: Governor...

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