Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5 Failed presidential 
bids by Wisconsinites

11 November 2014 

By Tom Giffey 
Volume One (Chippewa Valley, WI)

Frank Zeidler: "Long before garden-variety Democrats were getting slammed as “Socialists” by the far right, actual Socialists were getting elected to prominent political positions. In fact, Milwaukee was a Socialist hotbed, and Zeidler served as the city’s mayor from 1948 to 1960. In the 1970s, he helped form the Socialist Party USA, running as its presidential nominee in 1976, when he gained a mere 6,000 votes nationwide...."

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