New Jersey: Testing Ground

In square-mile terms, New Jersey, with 7,836, is the fifth smallest state in the Union. In population, with 6,000,000, it is the eighth biggest and the most densely populated. In 1961 New Jersey will be one of two states (the other is Virginia) to hold gubernatorial elections. As such, it will be considered a major testing ground for approval or disapproval of the national Democratic Administration. Moreover, whichever party wins the Governor's chair—to be vacated under the state's constitution by two-term Democrat Bob Meyner—will have a long leg up on New Jersey's...

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