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A Political Leader Bolts--F.M. Simmons in the Presidential Election of 1928

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In the presidential election of 1928, the Democratic party met an unprecedented defeat nationally, including serious losses in the South. In North Carolina, questions of organization and leadership were as important as debates on religion, prohibition, and Tammany; these and personal rivalries divided Democratic allegiance. Of particular interest in this was that Furnifold M. Simmons, U.S. Senator from North Carolina (and Democrat), refused to support his own Party's candidate for president.