California: No Business like It

Speaking at a $125-a-plate dinner in San Francisco, his bulk pared from 193 Ibs. to a near-svelte 185 Ibs., California's two-term Democratic Governor Pat Brown vehemently accused Ronald Reagan's supporters of plotting a "revolution of the right." Appearing in a 30-minute statewide telecast, well tanned and decked out in a red-white-and-blue necktie, Republican Challenger Reagan charged that Brown had been "taken over by militant left-wing radicals." Thus, though the argy-bargy already sounded as familiar to most voters as a come-on-over radio commercial, the rivals last week wordily marked the formal opening of California's gubernatorial campaign.

It was not—being California—all talk....

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