California: Nomination by Association

Pierre Salinger's entry into California's Democratic Senate primary was late and funny. He filed only two hours before the deadline, then had comic-opera troubles convincing legal author ities that he was a Californian; after all, he had not lived in the state for nine years, for the past four had been a voter in Harry Byrd's Virginia, and on primary day could not even vote for himself. "Carpetbagger!" cried Pierre's chief opponent, State Controller Alan Cranston. Asked what issues he and Salinger disagreed on, Cranston replied acidly: "The only subject I see at the moment that Mr. Salinger...

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