Presidential Candidates, 1932

Archive Report

President Hoover and Formar President Coolidge

Hoover Renomination a Foregone Conclusion

At the beginning of September, 1931, nine months in advance of the national nominating conventions, the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination is Governor Roosevelt of New York. President Hoover is regarded as certain of renomination by the Republican convention to succeed himself in office.

In the background of the Republican scene is former President Coolidge, whose leadership would be preferred by many elements in the party if he could be nominated without repudiating the record of the present administration. In the background of the Democratic scene is former Governor Smith of New York, who still has a strong following in the party, who has not declared himself for any other candidate to date, and ...

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