Political Notes: What Election?

The Press Enterprise newspaper company in Bloomsburg, Pa., offered $5 to anyone who could name the two men running for Pennsylvania's Eleventh Congressional District. It did not lose much money. Carrying a roll of $5 bills, Reporter Janice Blake buttonholed 120 people at three shopping centers in the district and found only six who knew the names of incumbent Republican James Nelligan and Democrat Frank Harrison. A sampling of answers:

"I haven't the least idea and I couldn't care less. One's just as bad as the other."

"I don't know. You see it on TV. It's a flash and it's gone."

"I'm so bitter...

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