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Upton Sinclair – “Mudslingers: The Twenty-Five Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time” – Kerwin Swint

April 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Campaigning, Political Communication, Political Fiction, Politics, US Politics

In 1934 (Upton Sinclair) abandoned the Socialist Party and then entered the Democratic Party Primary for governor. He reasoned that a Socialist could not get elected; he had to win an election before he could enact a single policy.

He based his campaign on a utopian novel he had just written, called, I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty: A True Story of the Future.

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