A Toss-'Em-Out Temper

In the Midwest, the G.O.P. scored some big victories

From Ohio to Nebraska, voters were grumpy over high taxes and governmental waste. They cast their ballots against the status quo and turned out of office three Senators and three Governors. As a result, Republicans made some significant gains, and where Democrats managed to prevail, they tended to be conservatives.

The most stunning shift occurred in Minnesota, usually one of the most liberal states in the nation, where Republican victories jolted the long dominant Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (see box). Of significance elsewhere for the political future...

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