ELECTIONS: Spring-Cleaning

Michigan's Democratic Governor G. Mennen ("Soapy") Williams cleaned up last week in the biennial spring elections for lesser state and county offices traditionally held by Republicans. Soapy stumped the state personally, staking in the campaign his prestige, and plentiful cash (donated by the United Auto Workers). On election day the Democrats took Detroit two to one, won five of the eight state offices at stake, swamped the Republican state slate for the first time in a spring election since 1933. Afterwards, the Detroit Times sized up ambitious young (44) Soapy: "The strongest leader his party has had in this...

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