ELECTIONS: Remember Maine

A grizzled oldster squinted out at the cattle ring of Maine's Oxford County fair and twanged a fateful political declaration. "B'God," said he, "I say I'll vote for any man regardless of party if I like him." Last week and thousands of other individualists in ironclad Republican Maine proceeded collectively to do the politically inconceivable: they elected a Democratic governor (for the first time since 1934). The winner by a resounding 22,000 votes over Republican Incumbent Burton Cross: Waterville Lawyer Edmund Sixtus Muskie, 40, in whose grey-blue eyes shines a light last...

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