National Affairs: On, Wisconsin

For all that Wisconsin's voters could see of the political world, there were only two Democrats who mattered. For six weeks Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey and Massachusetts' John Kennedy had been waging the battle of their political lives from Superior to Fond du Lac. Kennedy's 70-year-old mother Rose, flanked by a bevy of daughters, left no Kaffeeklatsch unpercolated; Muriel Humphrey passed out thousands of copies of her celebrated recipe for beef soup. Brother Ted Kennedy gamely made the first ski jump of his career for the cause, and Brother Bob, erstwhile counsel of the...

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