POLITICAL NOTES: Once More with Feeling?

Despite his promise to South Dakota voters during his Senate re-election campaign last year that he would not be a candidate for the presidency in 1976, George McGovern may be having second thoughts. In May, McGovern held a five-hour private meeting with several advisers and aides to explore the question of whether or not he should become a candidate. The group's conclusion: he should not, at least for the moment. But other urges appear to be driving the Senator, who two weeks ago sent a "personal and confidential" letter to about 50 friends and former backers, asking for their comments...

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