Presidential Candidates—1928

September 3, 1927

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Democratic Candidates

Of the eight outstanding candidates for the 1928 presidential nominations. Hoover, Lowden, Dawes and Longworth, Republicans; Smith, McAdoo, Ritchie and Reed, Democrats all except Longworth and Reed have been voted upon as candidates for places on the presidential ticket in the last two nominating conventions of their parties.

Hoover and Lowden were candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 1920. Lowden was chosen as the Republican vice-presidential nominee at Cleveland in 1924, but declined the nomination. The second place on the ticket went thereafter to Dawes, with Hoover standing next highest in the list of those voted upon.

McAdoo and Smith were candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1920 and again at the deadlocked Madison Square Garden convention of 1924. Governor Ritchie was also a candidate in 1924, and after McAdoo and Smith released their delegates substantial numbers of votes were cast for Thomas J. Walsh and Edwin T. Meredith, who are mentioned among the Democratic possibilities for 1928.

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