New Jersey: Getting the Garden Growing

Across the Hudson River from New York City, 90 minutes after the polls closed, it was plain that New Jersey's Democratic Governor Richard Hughes was in for a resounding victory. The returns from prosperous Bergen County, a longtime Republican stronghold, wound up by giving Hughes a 49,000 majority. So it went all evening, from the slums of Jersey City to the bird-watching wards of Cape May. In all, Hughes carried 16 of the state's 21 counties and defeated Republican Challenger Wayne Dumont by 350,000 votes, the highest margin ever recorded in a New Jersey gubernatorial contest.

Hughes's achievement was heightened...

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