Publisher's Letter, Nov. 5, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

WITH this last pre-election issue, TIME rounds out its coverage of an eventful and fascinating running story, the 1956 campaign. Our editors and reporters on the story have crisscrossed the 48 states seeking out the fact and flavor, the trend and meaning of contests at all levels. The aggregate result for our readers, we feel, has been a living portrayal of the land and the people — as well as the people's choices.

The covers shown on this page recall a few of the major political stories we have undertaken. There were many others. Thanks in large part to a fine...

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