THE STATES: Governors: In & Out

The scramble for control of 30 statehouses ended with an almost even split between the two parties (including the Democrats' gubernatorial victory in Maine in September). In some states, the out come was baffling enough to send a stream of crystal balls hurtling into the political junkpile—there to be joined by many a bewildered seer. Items:

¶ In West Virginia, 34-year-old Republican Cecil Underwood, onetime teacher of biology and now vice president of Salem (W. Va.) College, upset favored Democrat Robert Mollohan. Underwood, a six-term member of the state house of delegates, campaigned...

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