Republican Candidates for the Presidency, 1940

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Dewey-Vandenberg Primary Contests

Capture by Thomas E, Dewey, in the April 2 primary, of all of Wisconsin's 24 delegates to the Republican national convention1 boomed the New Yorker's candidacy for the presidency and had a dampening effect on Senator Van-denberg's prospects of obtaining the nomination. Postmaster General Farley, who enjoys a reputation for accuracy in political prophecy, predicted, March 28, that if Dewey won the Wisconsin primary, he would be nominated at Philadelphia. Other political observers had held, before the primary, that consideration of Vandenberg as a ...

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