New York: Something Better

Although local pollsters and pundits had long since written his political obituaries, New York City's Republican Mayoralty Candidate Louis Lefkowitz refused to play dead. Last week, with the Nov. 7 election against Democratic Incumbent Robert Wagner drawing near, Lefkowitz tirelessly continued to stump the city's five boroughs, pleaded his case before doctors and flower merchants, garment makers and university professors.

To housewives, Lefkowitz argued that the city had grown filthier under Wagner than ever before: "In the time Mayor Wagner has been in office, you have probably had to wash your curtains once a month—a total of 96 times—to keep them...

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