POLITICS: The California Trail

POLITICS The California Trail

As it must to all Democratic presidential prospectors, the time had come for Missouri's Senator Stuart Symington to head west in quest of the golden nuggets—California's 76 delegate votes at the 1960 national convention. Winding up a six-day California trip last week, Symington was following the trail already blazed this year by Massachusetts' Senator John Kennedy and Minnesota's Senator Hubert Humphrey. Indeed, so worn has the trail become that Symington stopped at most of the same political watering holes and camp sites.

One reason for the pattern into which California presidential campaigning has fallen...

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