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...