NEW JERSEY: Closing the Gap

From seacoast to mountain, New Jersey's 21 counties reverberated with the noise of political engines last week as the state's 1957 gubernatorial campaign went into high gear. Touring for the Democrats (on occasion in a borrowed green station wagon with Pennsylvania tags): handsome, hard-working Governor Robert Baumle Meyner, 49, consistently favored for a second term despite New Jersey's heavy Republican registration. Touring for the G.O.P. (in a red, white and blue milk truck): hornrimmed, wealthy State Senator Malcolm Stevenson Forbes. 38, who bucked the Republican organization to win the primary, is...

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