Weekly Press Service, Furnished by the Republican State Press Bureau. Fargo. N.D., May 4, 1908. NORTH DAKOTA, POLITICS.
Weekly Press Service, Furnished by the Republican State Press Bureau. Fargo. N.D., May 4, 1908

Weekly Press Service, Furnished by the Republican State Press Bureau. Fargo. N.D., May 4, 1908

Broadside, 21 x 11 inches, printed in four columns, with two cartoon illustrations. Horizontal folding creases, archival tape repair to one long tear on the back, all else very good. If you'd like a peek into the intricacies of North Dakota Republican Party politics leading up to the 1908 election, look no further. In brief, the conservative wing of the Republican Party, known as the "Stalwarts," supported local political boss and Republican National Committeeman Alexander McKenzie, whose “McKenzie Machine” had dominated politics in the state for more than a decade. A faction of progressive "insurgents" wanted McKenzie ousted from power. This Pro-McKenzie broadside reports on the recent activities of both factions and provides a table showing the affiliation (Stalwart, Insurgent, or Undecided) of delegates elected to attend the upcoming State Republican Convention by county. Despite the seeming domination of Stalwarts, McKenzie was forced to retire later in 1908, and by 1910 the insurgents had secured control of all important state offices and both houses of the North Dakota legislature.

Item #20845

Price: $75.00

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