California lets candidates cross party lines in primaries, but never once had a candidate for Governor won the nomination of both major parties.* It took able, vote-getting Republican Governor Earl Warren to break the record. Last week, with a 700,000-vote lead, he captured his own party. That was expected. What made politicians' eyes pop was that he also captured the Democratic Party nomination, by 73,000 votes.

Republicans found new confidence in the result. Earl Warren had rolled over the C.I.O.-P.A.C., and with it the other ramparts of the Democratic Party. GOPoliticians, sniffing the air, smelled game in the era of Truman...

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