ELECTIONS: Who's Ahead?

Eager political prognosticators, seeking significant portents in last week's off-year elections, could find just about any answers they wanted to find. Democrats were pleased that they held their own in once Republican Indiana (71 Democratic cities to 36 Republican) and rejoiced over a landslide election of a Democratic Governor in Kentucky. Republicans pointed with pride to significant gains in Ohio's municipal elections and New Jersey's state assembly. One erstwhile Republican oddity emerged from oblivion to become the mayor of Salt Lake City, and another returned to it in trying to become mayor of Philadelphia (see below).

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