THE PRIMARIES: Jackson Achieves a Critical Mass

With no hope for a quick knockout, the four leading Democratic candidates for President settled down last week for a long and bruising slugfest. Jimmy Carter, Henry Jackson and George Wallace were tirelessly crisscrossing Florida for this week's primary; Morris Udall was gamely trying to pull together the party's liberals before his next major outings on April 6 in New York and Wisconsin. Thus for the moment the candidates were still hoping to win the fight on points by picking up enough delegates in the party's caucuses and primaries to gain an overwhelming advantage at the convention in July.


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