Pennsylvania: Cashkrieg

Short of staying off the streets, cutting off the newspaper, unplugging the radio, boycotting TV and locking the mailbox, the only way a Pennsylvanian can ignore this fall's cacophonous gubernatorial campaign is by clearing out of the state. In one of the nation's most flamboyant and free-spending races, Democrat Milton J. Shapp, 53, and Republican Lieutenant Governor Raymond P. Shafer, 49, by the morning of Nov. 8 will have lavished at least $3,600,000 on the cashkrieg campaign for the governorship.

Though the G.O.P. plans to spend $1,600,000 of that sum, Millionaire Shapp...

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