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

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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
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Campaigns/Elections
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