The Nation: A SPICY SET OF STATE RACES

Many have been running as long and as hard as Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. They are the men and women who want to sit in Congress or a Governor's chair rather than the White House—at least for now. Contests to watch:

SENATE

ARIZONA. Dennis DeConcini (D) v. Sam Steiger (R): a labor-backed Democrat winning on Barry Goldwater's turf? Could happen.

CALIFORNIA. Incumbent John Tunney (D) v. S.I. Hayakawa (R): like Dad, Tunney may win the decision. INDIANA. Vance Hartke (D) v. Richard Lugar (R): Lugar lost a 1974 Senate race; may well make it this...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!