Governors: Battling for the Big States

The first major upset of the political season occurred in New York last week. That result meant soft-spoken liberals will be the Democratic candidates for two important vacant governorships. In two heated House races, the candidates' family ties and their economic ideologies are likely to be decisive factors in November.

Upset personality

The favorite was the feisty mayor of New York City, colorful and combative, immensely popular in the city he seemed to symbolize, and endorsed by the retiring Governor and most of the state's political leaders. His challenger was the man he...

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