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A look at the active role played by The Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1936 election in North Carolina. The WPA directed patronage and relief moneys to benefit candidates it supported in the Democratic primary for the US Senate seat, the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and the regular elections in the 9th congressional district, and support was contended for by several factions within the party.
Politics were involved in Harry Hopkins's selection of George W. Coan Jr. as a compromise candidate for North Carolina Works Progress Administration chief. The Roosevelt administration owed favors to North Carolina's senators, Robert L. Doughton and Josiah Bailey. Doughton and Bailey favored conservative candidates and opposed certain liberal political rivals, but Coan Jr. was eventually agreed upon by all parties.