National Affairs: Up & Away With LBJ

Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson this week rode out of his LBJ ranch to hit the presidential campaign trail with no fewer than 63 personal appearances booked over the next two months. Principal object of his affections: the county organizations that will control the 61 Texas votes at the convention. Once he stamps his LBJ brand on this big herd, he will be ready for the hard-eyed political trading by which he might get the other 695 votes he will need to win the nomination.

Democrat Johnson kept right on protesting that his hard work was aimed only at ensuring re-election...

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