Thursday, June 28, 2018

Windsor splits its votes in 1944 election

This ad touted the 1944 candidacy of the Democratic Party’s candidate for governor, Robert A. Hurley. He was running against the GOP candidate, Raymond E. Baldwin. By running the ad, the Democrats sought to remind Windsor voters that the Great Depression of the 1930’s began when Republicans were in office.

Windsor voters split their tickets in 1944. Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Thomas E. Dewey for president in town by nine votes, 2396 to 2387.

However, Republican Raymond E. Baldwin defeated Democrat Robert A. Hurley for governor in Windsor, 2658 to 2048.

Statewide, Roosevelt defeated Dewey by over 44,000 votes and Baldwin defeated Hurley by about 26,000 votes.

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