NEW JERSEY: Man to Watch

For weeks before the election, Democratic campaign workers busily slapped up posters on the billboards of New Jersey's Hudson County. The posters read: "It Looks Like Wene." Just as energetically, Republican campaign workers slapped up other posters beside them. The Republican posters read: "But It's Really Hague."

Last week the vote was in and State Senator Elmer H. Wene (rhymes with bean), the gubernatorial choice of the Democratic Party and the last best hope of Boss Frank Hague, was a loser. New Jersey's voters, by a plurality of 80,000, had reelected able, hard-working Republican Governor Alfred E. Driscoll.

Driscoll's strongest ally...

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