Pennsylvania: Building a Base

Because Pennsylvania's constitution bars him from a second successive term, Republican Governor William Scranton must use 1966, his last year in office, to good advantage if he is to retain the power base necessary to sustain future political ambitions. First off, he has to guard the right to choose his party's gubernatorial nominee, then get him elected. The loyalty of a grateful ally would thus give Scranton control of the Pennsylvania delegation to the 1968 Republican convention, which he must have before he can even think of trying again for the presidential...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!