Elections '83; A Winning Round

A good day for women and blacks—but not for moose

Listening to the uniformly cheery postelection analyses, it was possible to forget that there were losers as well as winners. Everybody seemed able to find hopeful political omens in the patchwork of results. "Tuesday's election," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Charles Manatt, "brought good news for the national Democratic Party." Oh yeah? Declared Frank Fahrenkopf, Manatt's G.O.P. counterpart: "The election provided good news to the Republican Party and President Reagan."

Indeed, when the votes from the myriad elections were counted last week, there...

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