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Potentialities of Lemke's Third-Party Candidacy
Delegates to the Townsend convention at Cleveland last week refrained from placing the organization formally on record in support of any presidential candidate, but Dr. Townsend himself and the Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, present leader of the late Huey Long's Share-the-Wealth movement, personally endorsed the third-party candidacy of Rep. William Lemke of North Dakota. Townsend, Smith, and the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, who endorsed Lemke's candidacy immediately after its announcement on June 19, made known their intention to take the ...