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In Years Past

November 6, 2012
The Post-Journal

In 1912, New York state went Democratic in practically every branch of its government. Congressman William Sulzer was elected governor and Martin H. Glynn lieutenant governor by an estimated 150,000 over the nearest opponent, Job E. Hedges, the Republican candidate. President-Elect Wilson would have behind him a greatly strengthened majority in the national house of representatives and on early returns the Democrats apparently had a chance to secure control of the United States Senate. In Illinois the Progressives and Socialists held the balance of power in the legislature which was to select two senators.



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