Nation: The Duke Is Defeated

A Governor suffers because a Senator is in trouble

"There is more than apathy out there—there is real anger," said Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis on the eve of last week's Democratic primary. Next day his assessment was confirmed: he lost his bid for renomination.

Dukakis, 44, had performed well during his first term, mastering the state's severe fiscal crisis with a series of tightfisted measures. But in the process, he alienated important blocs of voters. He broke a 1974 campaign pledge by increasing sales and income taxes after discovering a $450 million budget deficit. He angered organized labor by refusing to...

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