The election of Hoover

The election of Hoover - TheelectionofHoover.

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The election of Hoover.  When Coolidge decided not to run for a second term in 1928, the Republicans  nominated Herbert Hoover. Even though he had never held elective office, Secretary of  Commerce Hoover had a distinguished career in public service and was well regarded  for his work with the Food Administration and in relief efforts after the war. The  Democrats, operating with a stronger urban wing than in the previous election,  nominated Governor Al Smith for a second time. With the country still riding the high tide  of prosperity that the Republicans took full credit for, Hoover was nearly impossible to  beat, especially with Smith's serious drawbacks as a candidate. The Democratic Party's  platform supported Prohibition, but Smith favored the repeal of the Eighteenth  Amendment. Additionally, anti-Catholicism remained a factor in American politics. Many 
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