National Affairs: Texas

"When we came back from the Los Angeles convention," said Texas Attorney General Will Wilson, "I would guess that the state was only about 35% for Kennedy. We had an unacceptable platform to contend with, the religion issue and a loud anti-Johnson group." The Democrats got to work, corralled the Negro, Latin American and labor, vote for Kennedy, then drummed up old-fashioned party loyalty everywhere else. They got an unexpected break in the last week, courtesy of Republican Congressman Bruce Alger, who egged on the group of rowdy Republicans who jostled Johnson and his wife Lady Bird in a Dallas hotel...

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