Sunday, November 2, 2008


A few election tidbits from 110-112 years ago when Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg was running for his first term in 1896 and second term in 1898. He won by a landslide in 1896 and handily in 1898 but certainly not by the same wide margin. In 1898, the Populists ran their own candidate as opposed to 1896 when they had fused with the Democrats and supported Governor Steunenberg along with silver Republicans.

August 21, 1896

Just a couple of more days and we will have the election of 2008. Get out and vote.

New York Times October 29, 1898

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