A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 26, 1962

NEWS for us is many things, from an armed clash in the Himalayas to the quiet stirrings of a scientist's—or an artist's—mind. But one kind of TIME story is a particular favorite in our own office, and it may not be bragging too much to suggest that TIME invented the form. This is the preelection look of an American city, congressional district or state, in which in a brief space we look at two contenders deep in political combat, consider their personalities, quote their remarks, judge their style and assess their chances—all against a background of what currents of opinion are...

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