REPUBLICANS: The Challenger

In his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller last week made a daring, four-day, 35-appearance assault on Nixon Country—the Pacific Coast—and came out swinging. In California, heartland of the Nixon-for-President movement, Rocky got a few bruises, changed hardly a vote. His luck was better in the friendlier climate of Washington and Oregon (Oregon's crucial primary will be held next May). But wherever he went. Rockefeller left the strong impression of a slugger who is going to wage an all-out campaign for the nomination he wants.

The Rockefeller invasion was shrewdly planned,...

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