National Affairs: No Soapy?

For eight frustrating years, Michigan's feud-racked Republicans have vainly sought a way to wash bubbling, New-Dealing G. Mennen ("Soapy") Williams out of the governor's office. Finally, they thought they had found the formula and the man for the job. The formula: run someone against Williams who can whittle down his big edge in A.F.L.-C.I.O.-dominated Wayne County (Detroit), where approximately half of Michigan's voters live. The man: Detroit's respected mayor, Albert E. Cobo, 62, who in 20 years of public life has never lost an election. But before Cobo could take on Williams, he had to prove himself by running his first...

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