Elections: No One Catches Koch

No One Catches Koch

To win three terms as mayor of New York City, a politician must come to personify the town. Fiorello La Guardia and Robert Wagner did so and became the only three-termers in the 20th century. Now the brash and blabby Edward Koch is about to join them. Last week he won the nomination for a third four- year term with the heaviest majority in any Democratic mayoral primary this century. Koch, 60, vaporized his opponents, City Council President Carol Bellamy and Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell Jr., by taking 64% of the city's Democratic vote. His electric personality and his record in...

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