A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 18, 1976

Four years ago, Washington Correspondent Hays Gorey, who wrote most of this week's major report on significant local elections, was covering the Republican National Committee and C.R.P. (the Committee for the Re-Election of the President). John Dean, recently remarried, was staying silently behind the scenes at the White House as counsel to Richard Nixon. Watergate was still best known as an expensive apartment-office complex on the Potomac River.

This election year, John Dean, who helped make Watergate part of American speech and history, is a journalist himself, having revealed in a Rolling Stone article the scatological indiscretion that forced Agriculture Secretary Earl...

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