National Affairs: THE GOVERNORS: PROTECTING THE BARN

STATE and local political organizations generally work harder to elect a governor than a Congressman, and for good reason. A governor can dispense far more patronage, let more contracts and do more favors than can any U.S. Congressman or Senator, a fact that leads to the philosophy: "Protect the barn—the hell with the com fields." In last week's elections the Democratic Party did much better than the G.O.P in protecting the barn. The Democrats elected governors in seven states that had been controlled by the G.O.P.: Pennsylvania, New York, Minnesota, Connecticut, Colorado, Arizona...

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