A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 18, 1974

Covering politics is a labor of love and wear, reading and running for journalists. From the beginning of Campaign '74, TIME correspondents across the U.S. dogged candidates through conventions and primaries, motels, motorcades and living rooms all the way to the wassail and wakes at headquarters on election night. Meanwhile, editors in New York weighed their reports and 'sifted through poll results as they made the decisions for TIME'S election coverage.

This week's Nation section, a 14-page report on the election results, was actually outlined two weeks ago by Nation Senior Editor Jason McManus....

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