Third Party Movements

Archive Report

Developments in the 1928 pre-convention campaign have produced an unusual number of threats of bolts, splits and independent political movements should particular candidates be accepted as the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees and particular policies be adopted - or rejected - by the dominant parties at their forthcoming national conventions.

From the South have come threats that a new anti-Catholic, anti-Tammany, bone-dry party will be organized if Governor Smith is awarded the Democratic nomination at Houston. And from the West have come threats that thousands of farmer Republicans will support the Democratic ticket or will join in a new political movement if the administration's attitude on the McNary-Haugen bill is endorsed by their party through the nomination of Secretary Hoover as its candidate for President.

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