Presidential Candidates, 1936

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President Roosevelt and New Deal in 1936 Campaign

The Republican national convention will meet on June 9 in Cleveland1 to formulate a party platform and nominate a candidate for the presidency. Two weeks later, on June 23, the Democratic national convention will open in Philadelphia.2 Although the nominations will not be made until four months hence, the 1936 campaign, which Postmaster General Farley predicted before the Democratic National Committee on January 9 would be “the bitterest and certainly the dirtiest political struggle that any of us here can remember,” is already in progress. It was formally opened on the Democratic side at the Jackson Day dinners on January 8. Senator Borah (R., Ida.) became the first publicly announced Republican candidate on February 4, when he ...

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