THE CAMPAIGN: Battle for the Senate

The political campaign which had the professionals talking was the battle for control of the Senate. A shift of only four seats would hand the upper chamber back to the Democrats. And it was just possible—such was the distribution of the 32 seats at stake*—that the shift might take place.

Moody Mystic. An example of the bad news filtering into Republican headquarters came from Minnesota, where Minneapolis Tribune polls showed moody Senator Joe Ball lagging 12 points behind his Democratic opponent, Minneapolis' glib, gregarious Mayor Hubert Humphrey Jr. Plugging away like a tired messiah, obviously uncomfortable at grass-roots campaigning, gangling...

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