Nation: A Pretty Good Patcher

In Hartford's sweltering red brick Bushnell Memorial Hall, delegates fidgeted and fussed. At 1:34 in the morning, after 10 hr. and 49 min. and eight roll calls, Connecticut Republicans finally selected Insurance Executive John Alsop as their candidate for Governor. Next day, tired and irritable, they took just one decisive muster to smash the comeback attempt of former Governor-Diplomat John Davis Lodge, who wanted to be their nominee for the U.S. Senate.

Shimmies & Bagpipes. The convention had all the show of a national nominating conclave. As each of the six candidates for Governor was nominated, his partisans paraded under television floodlights....

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