SENATE VICTORS

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDED UP LOSING GROUND IN THE SENATE, IN PART BECAUSE THE SOUTH STILL TREASURES SENIORITY. BUT A NUMBER OF RACES PROVED THAT LIBERAL ISN'T ALWAYS AN EMBARRASSMENT

KERRY MASSACHUSETTS

John Kerry and Republican Governor William Weld provided the best and the brightest political campaign in the country this year. Kerry, whose intelligence and commitment have kept him from being totally overshadowed by the state's senior Senator, Edward M. Kennedy, engaged in eight debates with Weld, the likable fellow who steered Massachusetts to economic recovery. Weld may have gone down to defeat because voters wanted to keep the best of both worlds. As former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas said, "There is a sense here that Weld has done a great deal for this state, and I share that view....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!