National Affairs: Maine

Dick Nixon's waltz through Maine with Senator Margaret Chase Smith slowed a six-year grand march of the state's Democratic Party. Most unexpected blow of all was the defeat of the intellectual leader of the young Maine Democratic organization, laconic Lewiston Lawyer Frank Coffin, 41, who resigned from Congress in order to run for Governor. (In a final movement of the musical chairs, Coffin's House seat also went to a Republican.)


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