Pennsylvania: Debut of a Wallflower

During his four years as Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, Raymond Shafer stayed so dutifully on the sidelines that he was virtually a new face when he decided to run for outgoing Governor William Scranton's job. Buoyed by his heady victory last year, Republican Shafer lost no time rushing in where angels—and Scranton—had trod to their regret. As his administration's first major project, he chose revision of the state's antiquated constitution. Since the voters had already nixed six previous attempts (including one by Scranton) to change the 93-year-old constitution, old political pros gave Shafer's ambitious scheme less chance than a wallflower...

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