One of the Massachusetts Republicans' highest hopes this year is to unseat Democratic Governor Foster Furcolo, who is having his troubles with the state budget, unemployment and other problems. Last week, weeks ahead of schedule, the race got under way with the announcement by Christian Archibald Herter Jr., 38, that he will ask the party's convention in June to nominate him for governor. Son of the U.S. Under Secretary of State and former Massachusetts governor (1953-57), young Herter is the G.O.P. counterpart of the

Democrats' bundle of tousleheaded boyish charm, Senator John F. Kennedy.

Like Kennedy, Herter Jr. is a Harvard...

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