The Nation: Why Should the Rich Back McGovern?

THE McGovern campaign has had large support from small contributors, but even the prairie populist also needs help from millionaires. In fact, McGovern has been able to outspend all his primary opponents. To a surprising degree, the man who wants to redistribute the nation's wealth is attracting affluent donors.

One new sign of such McGovern success is creation of the Woonsocket Club, a group of about 35 wealthy people most of whom have given at least $25,000 to his campaign. The club is named after the town in South Dakota where McGovern and his...

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