POLITICS: Teacher with a Broom

With a broom sticking out of the rear window of his green Ford, David L. Boren drove across Oklahoma, promising to reform the government and "sweep the Old Guard" out of office if he were elected Governor. At the start of his campaign, Boren, 33, was scarcely known outside Oklahoma Baptist University, where he teaches government, and the state capitol, where he is a four-term representative. But his message caught on, and "Boren Broom Brigades" sprang up all over the state. Last week they swept the chubby, soft-spoken Rhodes scholar to a...

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