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  • New Yorkers Run for President: History and Insights for 2016

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt (whitehouse.gov)


    The 2016 presidential contest may very well pit two New Yorkers, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, against each other. In the 29 presidential elections from 1900 to 2012, New Yorkers headed major tickets nine times. Two (Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Dewey) ran twice; one (Franklin D. Roosevelt), 4 times. New Yorkers faced each other twice (1904 and 1944), presaging the seemingly likely 2016 matchup.

    New York's prominence in national politics is no surprise. Arguably the nation's most historically important state for many

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  • New Yorkers Run for President: History and Insights for 2016

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    Shirley Chisolm for President, 1972

     


     

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    1932: New York's great depression fighter
    Al Smith even lost his home state of New York in 1928, but his friend and colleague, Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, a former state senator, assistant secretary of the Navy, vice presidential candidate (in 1920), and distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, was

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