Republicans: Parts of the Whole

In a score of states, the filing deadline is past or near at hand. In others, the candidates are lining up, the pushing and pulling, the slatemaking are under way.

Throughout the U.S.. the central question about the off-year elections of 1962 is: How deeply can the Republican Party cut into Democratic majorities in Congress, the statehouses and the city halls? The present answer: the farther from Washington, the better things look.

In Washington, many Republicans are glum. They read popularity polls and see both John Kennedy and the Democratic Party riding high. They...

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