The Nation: Mob Scene in New York

Eight rivals want Abe's job

When it comes to their mayors, New fork City voters usually feel that one good term—or even a mediocre one—deserves another. In general elections since 1917, every incumbent seeking a second four-year term has been returned to power. Unfortunately for incumbent Mayor Abraham Beame, 71, things are not quite so simple as that record might seem to indicate. With six other Democrats seeking the nomination, there is a good chance that Beame will not make it past the first round of the primary next week, much less November's general...

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