Nation: Sloppy Derby

Lots of mud and money

John Y. Brown knew how to sell chicken, that was for sure. The ex-encyclopedia salesman bought Colonel Sanders' Kentucky Fried operation and parlayed it into an empire that he sold for an estimated $35 million profit. But even with all his money and with the help of his new wife, TV Personality Phyllis George, it was unclear whether he could sell himself as the nominee for Governor to the Bourbons, thoroughbreds and mountain boys of Kentucky.

After all, the field of nine in the Democratic primary last week offered stiff competition. There was Dr. Harvey Sloane, the...

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