New York: A Man Like Lindsay

Both candidates were intelligent, articulate and gentlemanly to the end. And, regardless of party labels, their political views were almost indistinguishable—so much so that the perplexed voters of Manhattan's liberal, sophisticated 17th Congressional District could hardly make up their minds. When the votes were counted last week, Republican Theodore Roosevelt Kupferman won over Democrat Orin Lehman by only 995 votes, 1% of the 95,000 cast.

So close an election in such a stubbornly independent district could hardly be hailed as a trend setter for November. Republicans nonetheless could take cheer in the retention of Mayor John Vliet Lindsay's old seat...

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