STATES & CITIES: And the Governors, Too

STATES & CITIES

The Democratic sweep extended into the governorship races. Before the election, Republicans and Democrats each held 24 states. After elections in 34 states, the Democrats were certain of 27, the Republicans of 17, with four doubtful. Seven governorships shifted from Republicans to Democrats. One and possibly two went from Democrats to Republicans.

Results in key battles: CONNECTICUT. In normally Republican Connecticut, long-jawed Chester Bowles, former OPAdministrator, who had campaigned hard at picnics and ball games for "voluntary" price control and more state aid for housiag, upset all predictions by edging out Republican incumbent James C. Shannon, a Bridgeport lawyer....

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