GOVERNORS: Savage Scrap in Illinois

"S.O.B." "Sissy." "Hypocrite." "Puppet."

These are just a sampling of the epithets that are being hurled back and forth between Democrats in one of the roughest gubernatorial campaigns in the gamy history of Illinois politics. Incumbent Dan Walker, 53, is stopping at almost nothing to keep his job in next week's party primary. Illinois Secretary of State Michael Hewlett, 61, is matching him blow for low blow.

It is a classic confrontation. Walker, urbanely handsome and acerbically independent, is running for a second term against the venerable Democratic machine of Chicago Mayor Richard...

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