National Affairs: Scattered Returns

Off-year local elections, often treacherous to politicians and political pundits, usually turn on a name, a face or a voice. Among the names, faces and voices that came through last week: CJ In Pittsburgh (pop. 680,000), Mayor Dave Lawrence, 68, a Democratic boss who runs the wards and precincts with a clenched fist and welcomes civic redevelopment projects with an open hand (TIME, Nov. 4), ignored feeble Republican attempts to trip him on such issues as Little Rock and a local trolley strike (typically, both strikers and management came to Dave Lawrence's defense), rolled to a fourth term by the largest...

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