National Affairs: The Kennedy Count

On the backs of envelopes Jack Kennedy's campaigners have already scribbled some proud claims of delegate counts for 1960. Their candidate, they say, will go to the Los Angeles convention with 550 to 600 delegate votes (needed to win the nomination: 761). Today about 450 of these, they insist, are firmly committed to Kennedy. Another 100 are committed, but could stray to some other candidate. Another 50 more are "potentialities," which Kennedy hopes to pick up in state primary elections.

New England (114 votes) is solid for Massachusetts' Senator Kennedy. One top Kennedy aide adds Oregon (17), New York (114), Maryland...

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