THE STATES: Warfare on the Wabash

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At the "crossroads of America," as Indianans call their state, political collisions are frequent and violent. Says one veteran U.S. Representative from the Hoosier state, describing conditions back home: "Hell, we play it rough in Indiana. There's always blood on the floor, and the guy whose blood it isn't just happens to be on top—temporarily." Last week the Wabash River was running bank-full of political blood, and the man on top in a statewide political brawl was a swift-footed, swashbuckling lawyer-politician named George North Craig.

Indiana's Governor Craig has been...

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