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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1928 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 06, 1928 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 06, 1928 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1929 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1933 - 12:00pm
Turnout 34.73% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 09:23am
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
Calvin Coolidge was a popular President, but he was not free from struggles with Congress. Western Republicans in Congress pushed a bill which would bring some relief to farmers, but Coolidge vetoed the bill; he disliked governmental interference in the private sector. The Senate rejected Coolidge’s choice for Attorney General, which was an action that Congress had not taken in several decades. The major accomplishment of Coolidge’s second term was the ratification by the Senate of the Kellogg-Briand Treaty, in which fifteen industrial nations outlawed war as a means of solving international problems.

Herbert Hoover, the Secretary of Commerce, was widely sought for the Presidency. As the organizer of relief in Europe following the World War and then as organizer of relief following flooding of the Mississippi River in 1927, Hoover’s reputation as a humanitarian was established. Some of the Republican delegates had cast votes for him in 1920 and 1924, and he was immediately the front-runner in 1928. Senator Frank Willis of Ohio announced his candidacy for the nomination as well, but his campaign was cut short when he died on 3/30/1928. Hoover went on to win the nomination with the support of 77% of the delegates. Hoover was the first Quaker to be nominated for President by a major party.

The Democratic Party held its most unified convention since 1916. William McAdoo declined to run for President, and New York Governor Alfred E. Smith won the nomination on the firs

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1924
NameCalvin Coolidge Votes15,719,921 (54.03%)
Term03/04/1925 - 03/04/1929 Margin7,333,217 (+25.20%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1932
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes22,829,501 (57.42%)
Term03/04/1933 - 01/20/1937 Margin7,068,817 (+17.78%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1928 US President - D Primaries Alfred E. Smith
Jul 01, 1928 US President - R Primaries Herbert Hoover
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
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CANDIDATES
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Name Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover Gov. Alfred E. Smith Norman M. Thomas William Zebulon Foster William Frederick Varney Verne L. Reynolds Frank E. Webb
PartyRepublican Democratic Socialist Communist Prohibition Socialist Labor Farmer Labor
Uncertified Votes21,437,277 (58.22%) 15,007,698 (40.76%) 265,583 (0.72%) 48,170 (0.13%) 34,489 (0.09%) 21,608 (0.06%) 6,390 (0.02%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,429,579 (-17.46%) -21,171,694 (-57.50%) -21,389,107 (-58.09%) -21,402,788 (-58.13%) -21,415,669 (-58.16%) -21,430,887 (-58.20%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg51.53%-- 49.68%-- -1.20%-- 0.16%-- 0.60%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Literary Digest 
05/01/28-11/01/28
63.26% -- 35.70% -- 0.59% -- 0.28% -- 0.16% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
F Blue Republican
SWP Farrell Dobbs [L]
LPC Dr. King Schultz
R Wyatt Earp [L]
IndP 6921
R Impy
IS Sesel
I TX_Progressive
RC Zeus the Moose
Laf-W Craverguy
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Others St. Rep. Benjamin Gitlow Jacob S. Coxey  
PartyIndependent Communist Interracial Independent  
Uncertified Votes186 (0.00%) 104 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin-21,437,091 (-58.22%) -21,437,173 (-58.22%) -21,437,277 (-58.22%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
Website  
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--  
Literary Digest 
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