Unformatted text preview: Prohibition) parts of the country, while the urban, immigrant, and “wet” (anti-Prohibition) population supported Alfred E. Smith, the Irish-American, Roman Catholic governor of New York. With neither candidate able to sway enough votes, the Democratic convention compromised on the conservative Wall Street lawyer, John W. Davis on the 103rd ballot. The election picture was complicated somewhat by Robert LaFollette's revival of the Progressive party, which organized a coalition of farm groups and unions, such as the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Davis was strong only in the South and LaFollette took his own state of Wisconsin; Coolidge won decisively in both the popular and electoral vote....
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- Fall '08
- Calvin Coolidge, William Gibbs McAdoo, police strike. Coolidge, main Democratic contenders, Roman Catholic governor