Texas: Cactus-Nasty Campaign

Both candidates for Texas' U.S. Senate seat are running fast and mean, like they had cactus in their chaps.

The two are liberal Democratic Senator Ralph Yarborough, a native of East Texas cotton country, and conservative Republican George Bush, a New England-bred Ivy Leaguer (Yale '48), son of Connecticut's moderate former G.O.P. Senator Prescott Bush.

Houston's Bush, who has made a modest fortune as a Texas oilman since 1948, insists that Yarborough's "leftwing radicalism" is the basic campaign issue. In Bush's entourage is a country music group called the Black Mountain Boys, and...

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