Nation: Adieu, Big John

$11 million won him nothing

After 13½ months of nonstop campaigning, spending $11 million and winning only one delegate, Ada Mills, 67, from Clarksville, Ark., former Texas Governor John Connally last week withdrew from the Republican presidential race. TIME National Political Correspondent John Stacks traveled with Connally during the last week of the Texan's campaign. His report:

Only a few months ago, John Connally shuttled between his campaign stops and his enormously successful fund-raising events in the splendor of a chartered Learjet. In his final days, Connally was hopping around the South in...

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