The Press: Hoarse Whisper

In its Jan. 4 issue, which hit the newsstands last week, the weekly U.S. News & World Report reports the news that New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller is all set to make a red-hot fight against Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the Republican presidential nomination. Leading off its "Washington Whispers'' column, the magazine confides that Rockefeller, advised that he can win, "is planning a handshaking, baby-holding, street-corner campaign for delegates in the New Hampshire presidential primary." U.S. News was caught with its holiday deadline down when Rockefeller announced on Dec. 26 that he would not make the race.

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