PENNSYLVANIA: Voter's Farmer

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That anchor and pride of Republicanism, the great and prosperous state of Pennsylvania, went Democratic—solidly, surprisingly, and in a way that seemed to shatter the pathetic remnants of its once proud and efficient state G.O.P. organization.

In as governor was Democrat George M. Leader, 36, a young man whom few outside of his home York County had ever heard of until eight months ago. On top of that, the state house of representatives went Democratic 111 to 99, and the state senate returned a bare Republican majority (27-23). Never before—not even...

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