By last week Pennsylvania's Democrats were in a mess as involved as the composition of Philadelphia scrapple. But Pennsylvania's Democrats were used to it, and many a voter was resigned to a Republican victory in the autumn.

Only one job was at stake: the Senate seat now precariously held by Joseph F. Guffey, 64, the most forthright pap-grabber in Pennsylvania politics since the fabulous Boies Penrose. Two other Democrats wanted Mr. Guffey's job: Walter Adelbert Jones, oilman and chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; and onetime Pittsburgh Mayor Bill McNair, 59, political jack-in-the-box, author of the campaign's best crack: "Anyone...

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