Nation: Moving into Stately Mansions

The G.O.P. grabs itself four Guvs

The Reagan quake that rocked the nation did not stop at the White House and halls of Congress. As the chandeliers swung, Democrats tumbled out of four Governors' mansions too. Of the 13 Governors' races, ten involved states held by Democrats. By winning seven of the 13, the Republicans slashed the Democratic gubernatorial edge from 31 to 19, to 27 to 23, As expected, the two Republican incumbents—Delaware's Pierre S. Du Pont IV and Vermont's Richard Snelling coasted to victory, while Indiana's Lieutenant Governor Robert Orr succeeded his...

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