- Item 103819 - FDR asks Mainers for vote, Portland, 1932
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- Item 103819
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Presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to over 5,000 Mainers who crowded into the City Hall auditorium on October 31st, 1932. Governor Roosevelt spoke for about 15 minutes in what he explained was a "friendly heart to heart talk with his friends in Maine." This photograph was featured on the front page of the October 31st, 1932 edition of the Portland Evening Express .Show Details
Although Maine voters elected Louis Brann, a Democrat, as Governor in 1932, the state was one of six that voted for Republican Herbert Hoover in the November 8th presidential election.