Nation: Hughes Who in New Jersey

From the start of his campaign for Governor of New Jersey, Democrat Richard J. Hughes, 52, knew that he would have to answer one big question: "Who's Hughes?" A lawyer who had served ably but quietly on the New Jersey Superior Court, Hughes had never run for statewide office and was little known to the voters; in contrast, his Republican opponent, former U.S. Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell, had a nationwide reputation as one of the ablest men of Eisenhower's Cabinet for seven years. But by last week, almost everyone in New Jersey knew who Dick Hughes was: he was the...

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