So far this year, Democratic primary results show little political change in the South. In three states last week, Southern progressives won some ground, but old-fashioned Democrats still came out ahead.

Arkansas. Senator John L. McClellan, 58, survived his first close scrape in twelve years by a majority of some 4,500. The runner-up, Fair-Dealing former Governor Sid McMath, 41, ran out of campaign funds; to pay for a final ad, his staff had to pass the hat around. McClellan's ally, Governor Francis Cherry, failed to win a majority. In the runoff he faces a McMath crony: hawk-nosed Orval Faubus, 43,...

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