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Republican governors Andrew of Massachusetts and Ramsey of Minnesota easily re-elected

Alexander Ramsey, detail
11/05/1861
Both Governor Andrew and Governor Ramsey were powerful Republican supporters of President Lincoln and the Union. Ramsey had been in Washington when war broke out and was the first governor to offer his state's military support for the confict.  Both defeated Democratic opposition handily, Andrew with almost 68% of the ballots cast, and Ramsey with 61%. And both would both play a prominent role in the Loyal War Governors Conference in Altoona, Pennsylvania the following year.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Michael J. Dubin, United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1861-1911: The Official Results by State and County (Jefferson,NC: McFarland & Co., 2010), 1. 

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