PRIMARIES: Redford v. Cagney

There was nothing of Tweedledum, Tweedledee in the choice available to Pennsylvania voters last week for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate. Indeed, reported TIME Correspondent Don Sider, it was more like Robert Redford v. James Cagney. Facing each other from opposite ends of the state were Pittsburgh Mayor Pete Flaherty, a lanky, blue-eyed charmer with an engaging grin and earnest air, and former state Insurance Commissioner Herbert S. Denenberg, a cocky, abrasive professor whose "Shopper's Guides" to buying insurance, legal-aid and medical services have made him a consumers' hero. In the end, Redford-Flaherty won.

Both candidates ran modest...