Nation: Not Since 1914

"As goes Maine, so goes the Union," is a venerable political saw, cherished and valueless. Nevertheless after Maine's Congressional and gubernatorial election this week, Democrats everywhere had cause to whoop gaily. Normally Maine is Republican by 25,000 votes or more. Since the Civil War only two Democratic governors have been elected, in 1880 and in 1914. This week, with a close, heavy vote, the Democrats sent in a governor and two out of three Congressmen.

Both parties stumped the State as they never had in recent years. The...

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