Many a political pro, with respect for the power and patronage a Governor can wield, looks first to the results of the nation's gubernatorial races for a key to the political future. Of the 34 governorship races next month, these—plus New York—are the key seven:

The Union's strapping unborn infant—which will not officially assume statehood until early 1959—already thinks it knows the name of its first elected Governor: Democrat William A. Egan, 43. Egan is running a one-sided contest against Republican John Butrovich Jr., 48, Fairbanks insurance man, former Territorial Senator and longtime political catechist to Territorial Governor Mike Stepovich (running for...

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