PRIMARIES: Scattered Straws

Even though Maine left them grasping for straws. Republicans found precious few to grasp in the primary election winds that blew in eleven states last week.

In Arizona, Democrat Ernest McFarland, bumped out of the U.S. Senate by Republican Tenderfoot Barry Goldwater in 1952, leaped from Arizona's governorship to the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator by 104,000 to 39,000 over weak opposition—a show of strength that for the first time rated him a chance to beat Goldwater in November.

In Minnesota, stirred by a lively competition between onetime Governor Hjalmar Peterson and Representative...

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