Democratic Candidates for the Presidency, 1940

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Third-Term Issue in Presidential Primaries

Important tests of popular sentiment toward a third term for President Roosevelt will be provided by the advisory presidential primaries to be held April 2 in Wisconsin and April 9 in Illinois. In those states there is a contest for choice of delegates to the Democratic national convention limited to Roosevelt and Garner supporters; no slates of delegates favoring other Democratic candidates have been put forward.1 In Wisconsin the situation is complicated by entrance of two slates of Roosevelt delegates and ...

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