Primaries: Upset Time

In Democratic primary elections last week, two disparately celebrated personalities suffered surprising defeats.

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, splashed down second to a millionaire who was a political unknown when the campaign for the Ohio Democratic Senate nomination began. In Alabama, George Wallace earned a place in a runoff for Governor — but trailed the incumbent, his onetime protege, Albert Brewer.

OHIO "It's a bitter pill," Astronaut Glenn confessed. He had to withdraw from the Democratic primary for Senator six years back after a household injury.

This year the...

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