Lincoln-Douglas Debates (Dorf, 2003)

Linda Dorf, et al., eds., American History (Parsippany, NJ: Globe Fearon, Pearson Learning Group, 2003), 394.
The Republican Party opposed Douglas' position, but so did southern Democrats. Still, Douglas won the election and kept his Senate seats. On the other hand, Lincoln lost the election but gained a national reputation. Some Republicans began to think of this plain-speaking man as a possible presidential candidate.
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