POLITICAL NOTES: Veep Sweepstakes

Many a political railbird, convinced that he has the presidential nominations all doped out (Nixon and Kennedy), turned last week to the vice-presidential sweepstakes, where the horses were darker and the odds wilder. Moving up on the dopesheets last week:

DEMOCRATS. Minnesota's fluent, bouncy Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, 49, is a plausible Kennedy running mate because he is highly popular with three important groups—farmers, Negroes and organized labor—that tend to view John F. Kennedy with misgivings. After the bitterness of the West Virginia primary, in which Kennedy knocked Humphrey out of the presidential race, it seemed unlikely that they could ever...

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