Nation: Wild Cards

They love wild cards in Nevada — and they've got a whole deckful in this year's game for Governor. Thus, while Incumbent Democrat Grant Sawyer may be the most competent of the lot, he seems about as exciting as a two-eyed jack.

In 1958, making his first try for state wide office, Sawyer won by a surprising 17,000 votes — which, in Nevada, is a landslide. Since then, he has given the state an efficient, scandal-free administration, tightened control over gambling, attracted light industry. That record should be enough for his election unless one of those wild cards takes the pot.


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