Elections: Old Frontiersman

The 71 names on the ballot included those of a woman who was under the impression that Harry Truman was still President, a man who wanted to use the Texas shrimp fleet to invade Cuba, and Bing Crosby's father-in-law. Of the six serious candidates, at least two offered as their main credential their wholehearted support of Democrat John F. Kennedy. But when the voting ended last week for the U.S. Senate seat vacated this year by Lyndon Johnson, the result was a repudiation of the New Frontier. The top two, who will soon be matched in a runoff: Conservative...

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