New York: And the Big Name Is Wagner

At 11:40 p.m., less than two hours after the polls closed, Bronx Democratic Boss Charles Buckley, 73, walked scowling from a back door of the decrepit office building that houses his headquarters. Two reporters met him with questions. "Get the hell outa the way," snarled a Buckley henchman. Those words were downright kindly compared with Buckley's own profanity. After 30 years as Congressman from New York's 23rd District, during which he rose to the chairmanship of the pork-barreling House Public Works Committee, Buck ley had just been beaten in his party's primary...

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