Percy's Problem Alligators lying by the river

November 1978
Time;11/6/1978, Vol. 112 Issue 19, p32
The article offers information on the unexpected lead of first time campaigner Alex R. Seith to Illinois Republican Charles H. Percy at the election forecast for U.S. Senate. It mentions that Percy never had any doubt of being re-elected for the office, but election forecast made by newspaper "Chicago Sun-Times," has resulted to Seith's lead of 53.3%-46.7% over Percy. Furthermore, Percy was amazed by his status and appeals for financial aid, hoping it could help to reverse the election result. On the other hand, Seith gained the support of Illinois Conservative Union Jim Evans due to his views on anti-Communist and fiscal conservatism and hopes to earn the endorsement from Jews.


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