Politics: Runoff in Texas

Across Texas, the political billboards were coming down. Six Democrats had been campaigning for Governor—but now, after a primary in which more than 1,400.000 voters turned out, the field was down to two. On June 2, former Navy Secretary John Connally, 45, and Houston Lawyer Donald Yarborough, 36, will collide again in a runoff.

Connally, a Fort Worth lawyer, was expected all along to do well. After a quarter century of campaigning for Lyndon Johnson, Connally had a good grasp of Texas politics and a long list of friends. Resigning as Secretary of the Navy, he flew home for an...

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