Elections: The Outlook for November

Buoyed by the flood tide of Great Society legislation last fall, Democratic strategists six months ago ventured that November 1966 might prove an exception to the seldom-broken rule that the party in power loses strength in midterm elections. Now, with all 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats and 35 governorships at stake, they are talking gloomily of losing at least 30 seats in the House, a couple in the Senate and at least two statehouses. Even so, Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen figures that the Democrats are being too optimistic. To make his point, he has offered to wager $100,...

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