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Time Capsule: CPPA Formally Backs ‘Fighting Bob’ for President

Time Capsule: CPPA Formally Backs ‘Fighting Bob’ for President

Meeting in Cleveland’s Municipal Auditorium on this day in 1924, the Conference for Progressive Political Action (CPPA) formally nominated the ailing Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin for president by acclamation. Gathering on the 148th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the CPPA convention was a sight to behold, a seemingly “strange and timeless mixture [...]