POLITICS: No. 1 and No. 2 for the Democrats

LOOKING as craggy as the coast of Maine, Edmund Sixtus Muskie last week spent eight minutes and $35,000 on national television to confirm what everyone already knew—that he was a candidate for his party's nomination for the presidency. A few days later Richard Nixon quietly followed suit. This week Hubert Humphrey was all set to end the non-suspense over his intentions with a speech in Philadelphia, thus formalizing the contest between the two 1968 Democratic running mates. In themselves, the declarations will have small effect on the relative positions of the candidates...

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