Politics: The Peace Candidates

Viet Nam may yet emerge as a pivotal issue in November's elections—but not if most leading candidates can help it. "We're running for seats in Congress," protests a Midwestern Republican, "not for the Joint Chiefs of Staff."

Intraparty Clawing. Some hopefuls figure that opposition to the war may nonetheless prove the open-sesame to office—despite powerful evidence to the contrary in Oregon last month, where Democrat Robert Duncan won a hand some victory in the senatorial primary by strongly supporting the Administration on Viet Nam. Most of the antiwar candidates, however, are underdogs,...

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