REPUBLICANS: Candidate in Crisis

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Into the battleship-grey conference room of the drab Bond Hotel in Hartford, Conn, last week walked Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon, Running Mate Henry Cabot Lodge, and such top campaign lieutenants as Labor Secretary James Mitchell, Attorney General William Rogers and Interior Secretary Fred Seaton. The men took their places around a long table, posed for press photographers. Then aides shooed the newsmen out, the doors closed, the smiles faded, and the Republican campaign team got down to the serious business before it: settling on strategy, tactics and schedules for the...

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