Nation: Let's See Some Teeth

The Democrats keep control of two statehouses

Sensing possible upsets in two traditionally Democratic states, the G.O.P. threw money and manpower into the Kentucky and Mississippi gubernatorial elections last week. To no avail. John Y. Brown Jr. won in Kentucky and William Winter in Mississippi; each pulled about 60% of the vote. The Republicans, however, scored a net gain of 28 seats in state legislatures across the nation.

In his first bid for elective office, Brown, 45, breached Kentucky custom by hugging and kissing his wife, the irrepressible Phyllis George, 30, in public at...

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