Maine's Governor Edmund Sixtus Muskie is a tall (6 ft. 4 in.), genial, boyish (42) Democrat with a demonstrated flair for the political upset in a traditionally Republican stronghold. Last week, 21 months after he achieved the improbable by vaulting into the Statehouse over a faction-ridden G.O.P., he sauntered unopposed through the state primary and seemed as popular as ever.

But this time Maine's Republican leaders, unaccustomed as they are to being out of power, thought they had a match for Ed Muskie. Winner of the G.O.P. primary over two opponents was Willis...

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