NOTE: The following article ran in the Friday, Jan. 5, 1968, edition of the Albany Democrat-Herald.
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Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon probably will win substantial victories in the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire, Nebraska and Oregon, a survey in the Christian Science Monitor predicts.
The newspaper also states that Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy's campaign to win the Democratic primaries is "groping" and "isn't causing too much anxiety at the White House."
Nixon victories are highly likely in all primaries he enters, the Monitor declared, with the possible exception of Wisconsin where Gov. George Romney "will make a good showing and could even win."
The Monitor reported [then-president Lyndon Baines] Johnson supporters "are rallying" and regular Democratic organizations in several primary states are at work. The paper predicted the President will probably poll more votes than the combined totals of McCarthy and former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace.
McCarthy, meanwhile, was reported unhappy because neither Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., nor Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., have supported his challenge of President Johnson.
Sources close to McCarthy said he believed the Kennedy brothers are the only senators whose support would bolster the Massachusetts and New Hampshire primaries.
On the GOP side of New Hampshire campaigning, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York met in Bedford, N.H., with about 200 Republicans to promote Romney's candidacy.
Several persons in the group backed Rockefeller in his losing New Hampshire effort four years ago.
"Rockefeller did not quite covert us to Romney," one of them said. "We still think Rockefeller is our man."
Rhode Island Gov. John H. Chafee also attended the meeting, telling newsmen at first he had come to "support Rockefeller." He immediately corrected himself, saying he supports Romney.
The unauthorized campaign for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy continued in several areas, including Pennsylvania, where the co-chairman of Citizens for Kennedy said he will attempt to win enough signatures to place Kennedy's name on the ballot — whether or not the New York senator approves.