A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 20, 1978

For TIME correspondents covering the election across the country last week, the campaigns and the moments of victory or defeat produced some vivid impressions that will stay fresh years from now when they look back on Nov. 7, 1978. Midwest Bureau Chief Benjamin Gate, for example, followed Illinois Senator Charles Percy throughout his come-from-behind re-election battle, and witnessed an extraordinary victory speech. Reports Cate: "Wan and misty-eyed, Percy could not control the trembling of his hands as he read his statement. The tough race had humbled a normally proud man."...

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