Florida hogged the spotlight, but there were a few other lively performers onstage too:

¶ Texas elected its first Republican Congressman in 19 years and the fourth in its history. In a special election in the Panhandle, likable Ben Guill, 40, of Pampa, onetime lieutenant in the Navy, won over ten Democrats seeking the seat of Representative Eugene Worley, 41, also a Navy veteran, who resigned to take a judgeship. Guill got only 8,000 of the 35,000 votes cast, but the rest were shredded among his Democratic opponents. "I'm no intellectual giant and I don't have any ideas about going...

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