The Nation: Return of the Old Tiger

The mustache and trademark eyebrows are snow white, and Wayne Morse looks his 73 years. But he refuses to act the senior citizen. At a Memorial Day picnic, Oregonians, who call him the Old Tiger, watched him sprint across the grass after a sign that had been blown from a tree. Next day Democrats showed confidence in his wind by nominating him for his old seat in the U.S. Senate.

Morse has been a long time in coming back from his 1968 defeat—an attempt two years ago failed—but this time he might just make it....

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