Running for Office

The Campaign

Although candidates, issues, and party priorities change, the basic campaign process remains largely the same from year to year.

Refer to Caption“They Won’t Agree on Anything!” September 24, 1922 As they exit the Capitol and return home to campaign for reelection, the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey have differing perspectives on the session. The elephant remembers Republican successes while the donkey remembers the Republican majority’s failures; each hope this leads to their party’s victory in the election.
Refer to Caption The Fishin’ Season June 7, 1919 This cartoon captures the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey seated on the same log fishing on different sides of the campaign issues pool.
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