National Affairs: Massachusetts

The Massachusetts habit of "voting the man" sent Republican Leverett Saltonstall back to the Senate and Republican John A. Volpe into the Governor's mansion (even as Native Son Jack Kennedy walked off with the state) to threaten a degree of political chaos unusual even for the Bay State. Prosperous Contractor Volpe, whose margin of victory was largely supplied by the Italian-American votes he won away from the Democrats, is the only Republican in a top state office; with no previous legislative experience, he faces a heavily Democratic legislature. The state's feud-ridden Democratic organization...

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