Maryland: Cavalry Charge

A running gag in Maryland throughout the presidential campaign had it that if Hubert Humphrey won the election, local Democrats would immediately demand a recount. For the Democrats were well aware that when the Republican Party won the White House, it lost the statehouse. When Vice President-elect Spiro Agnew resigns his governorship some time after the Electoral College makes his election official on Dec. 16, Maryland's general assembly is certain to choose a Democrat to succeed him for the remaining two years of his four-year term.

Marvin ("Buddy") Mandel, 48, speaker of...

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