National Affairs: Home, Sweet Home

Any politician with an eye on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue had better keep the other eye cocked toward California, with its late (June 7), high-stakes (81 delegates to the Democratic National Convention, 70 to the Republican) presidential primaries and its 32 electoral votes. To no one is California more crucial than to Native Son Richard Nixon; if he cannot count on his home state, he will have a rough path to walk toward the White House. Just four months ago the Mervin Field poll, most widely circulated in the state, showed Nixon not only running well behind Massachusetts' John Kennedy and Illinois'...

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