They are both Republicans. But Ronald Reagan hasn't yet endorsed Sen. Jacob Javits for re-election. And Javits hasn't endorsed Reagan. And that could hurt the GOP badly in November.
Javits comes from the liberal side of the party; Reagan from the conservative. But Javits says he might not work for Reagan this fall if Javits loses the upcoming primary to a GOP opponent. And that could tip the balance to Carter in New York.
Some Reagan campaign workers now are moving to help Javits before next Tuesday's primary vote. Javits on the ballot in November could swing some liberal Republican, independent, and even Democratic votes to Reagan.