California: On the Road

The rain fell in chill, drenching drops. Yet more than half of the 648 citizens of Mariposa, a tiny town in central California, turned up on the county fairgrounds for breakfast with the Republican candidate for Governor. And Richard Nixon, in a soggy grey suit, explained the purpose of his visit in the simplest possible terms: "I need your votes." Thus, last week, Nixon began his formal campaign for Governor with a four-day, 1,900-mile swing through eleven of California's 58 counties. Six times before, he had presented himself to California's voters—for the...

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