Nation: Deep in the Heart of It

Texas' Republican presidential primary was low-key and lackluster. Practically no bandwagons, billboards or ballyhoo enlivened the political landscape. They weren't needed, since the state already was buttoned up for Goldwater. In the Republican voting, he got 100,823 votes, 75% of the total cast. Following him was Write-In Candidate Lodge, with 11,803. Rockefeller, who tried to keep his name off the ballot, got 5,998.

The Republican Senate primary was more lively. Four men ran—each trying to sound more devoted to Goldwater than the others. Houston Oilman George Bush, 40, the son of former Connecticut...

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