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Ohio Republican congressional candidate leaves party over platform plank on immigrant voting

Lewis Davis Campbell, detail
07/10/1860
Lewis Davis Campbell announced in the press that he was leaving the Republican Party over a plank in the recently voted party platform that supported allowing unnaturalized foreigners the vote after a six month residence.  Lewis, who had served in Congress in the past as a Whig and a Know-Nothing and in the future as a Democrat, had become famous when a Democratic Congress had unseated him in favor of Clement Vallandigham in 1858. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"Letter from Hon. L.D. Campbell," New York Times, July 17, 1860. 

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