Illinois: Kerner's Winning Way

One of the surprises of last week's state elections was the solid triumph of Illinois Governor Otto Kerner against the spirited challenge of Republican Charles Percy (TIME cover, Sept. 18) -a fellow who seemed sure to go far if only he could have won last week.

To be sure, Kerner benefited tremendously from the Johnson landslide. Yet he was up against a good man, whipped him by some 200,000 votes, in a testimony to the fact that he must have something to offer on his own.

Part of Kerner's appeal is frankly physical....

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