The West: Victory in Depth

From the Continental Divide to the Pacific shore, the Mexican border to the Arctic Ocean, only one statehouse remained in Democratic control last week. Even the lone holdout in Salt Lake City most likely would have fallen to the G.O.P. if Governor Calvin Rampton did not have two more years to serve. Of all the West's Democratic gubernatorial candidates, only Incumbent John Burns in Hawaii survived the pervasive Republican wind. Another possible Democratic winner is Alaska's William Egan, who withdrew an early concession in hopes that a recount and a tally of...

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