Nation: As Maine Goes, So Goes...

A handful of local caucuses suddenly seem prophetic

"We ought to increase the tolls on all roads leading into the state from Massachusetts," quips Maine Secretary of State Rodney Quinn. "We could solve all of Maine's revenue problems." As a loyal supporter of President Jimmy Carter, Quinn is exaggerating the number of buses that are hauling volunteer workers for Senator Edward Kennedy into the state—but not by much. Both Carter and Kennedy are pouring money and manpower into a campaign that unexpectedly is shaping up as an important test of the Senator's ability to recover from his shattering defeat in Iowa.


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