KENTUCKY: Restful Run-Off

Last month, without incident, Kentucky Republicans nominated King Swope, 40-year-old Lexington jurist, to be their candidate for Governor. Simultaneously the State's Democrats saw to it that the Dark & Bloody Ground's tradition for riotous elections did not fade. In the course of their primary balloting one was killed, several injured and the Adjutant General of the State was indicted for marching his militia into Harlan County in violation of a court injunction.

Of the five Democratic contenders for the Governorship, Governor Ruby Laffoon and his potent machine backed an oldtime politician from...

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