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At Donaldsonville, Louisiana's "New Line" Democrats endorse Stephen Douglas for president

Stephen Arnold Douglas, 1858, detail
06/09/1860
A meeting of prominent Louisiana Democrats in Donaldsonville condemned the Louisiana delegates who had left the Charleston Convention the previous month, named new delegates for Baltimore, and endorsed Stephen Douglas for president.  These so-called "New Line" Democrats pledged to maintain party discipline and support the party's nominee.  Two days earlier, the more radical wing of the party had met in Baton Rouge and nominated its own slate of delegates.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
John M. Sacher, The Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824-1861 (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2003), 282. 

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