Nation: Tuckered Out

Weeks ago, the Republican National Committee pinpointed the St. Louis mayoralty race as a prime target in a G.O.P. drive to win the big U.S. cities back from the Democrats. To achieve this aim in St. Louis, the Republicans needed a strong candidate if they expected to beat two-term Democratic Mayor Raymond R. Tucker. But if the G.O.P. had the right idea, it picked the wrong man: last week Tucker swamped Republican Auto Dealer Ben H. Lindenbusch by a near 2-1 vote of 100,899 to 59,471.

Ben Lindenbusch, 53, had an uphill fight all the way, for he was reduced to fault-finding...

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