National Affairs: Green Light for LeRoy

Elected in 1954 to complete the late Dan McCarty's term, Florida's Governor LeRoy Collins (TIME, Dec. 19) has waited to declare himself a candidate for another term until state courts reviewed a constitutional prohibition against a governor's succeeding himself. When the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the ban was not applicable to part-termers, Collins last week announced that he would run again.

His most formidable Democratic opposition comes from ex-Governor (1949-53) Fuller Warren, still buoyed up by a feeling that "the Almighty endowed me with the talent to govern this state." If Collins clears the Warren hurdle, observers believe he can...

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