DEMOCRATS: Five and Still Counting

The message of the campaign brochure was slick and soothing: "Bentsen. He dreams dreams. But he doesn't chase rainbows." In announcing his candidacy last week for the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas was nonetheless pursuing a decided long shot. He made the announcement first in the Senate Caucus Room in Washington, then on the same day flew down for an instant replay for the home folks at Houston's Rice Hotel. Bentsen, 54, became the fifth Democrat on a list that could contain more than ten names before the...

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