WISCONSIN: Primary Scrimmage

The battle for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination may well be won in the playing fields of the state primaries—or in the scrimmages beforehand. Last week the battle for the primaries was on between the front-running candidates, Massachusetts' Jack Kennedy and the liveliest of the challengers, Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey.

Fortnight ago, Minnesota's Humphrey-allied Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party gave a big push to a bill abolishing Minnesota's "costly" ten-year-old primary. Fear of the Humphreyites: G.O.P. voters might cross over in the primary to vote for Kennedy and embarrass Humphrey in his home state. Last week the Kennedy-ites scored in Wisconsin with a surprise play...

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