Only Young filed as a Republican, and the endorsed Democrat candidate was Quentin Burdick, the son of well-known politician Usher Burdick, and former candidate for Governor of North Dakota. Young and Burdick won the primary elections for their respective parties.
One independent candidate, Arthur C. Townley, also filed before the deadline. Townley would later seek the state's other senate seat in 1958 (see election), and was known for creating the National Non-Partisan League.
Presidential politics, as seen by a veteran; The former U.S. senator from Minnesota says that February's too early for a primary and that the election process contradicts the nature of democracy.(NEWS)
Mar 07, 1996; 1/3 Eugene McCarthy, the former U.S. senator, presidential aspirant, gadfly and poet, was in St. Paul on Wednesday to offer...