Beating the Odds

Millionaire John Dyson, 43, brought a $6 million war chest to New York's Democratic Senate primary, as well as the encouragement of Governor Mario Cuomo and New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Dyson's opponent Mark Green, 41, a former consumer advocate with Ralph Nader's Congress Watch, had just $800,000, most of it raised from small contributions through what Green called his "Mark of Dimes" campaign. Just before the election, Dyson blanketed the airwaves with commercials, while Green managed to get only a couple of short spots onto the TV screen. Yet when the polls closed last week, Green had beaten Dyson...

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