Thomas Marshall, incumbent vice president (winner)
Allan Benson, newspaper editor from New York
James Maurer, State Representative from Pennsylvania
Arthur LeSueur, newspaper editor from North Dakota
George Kirkpatrick, writer from New Jersey (winner)
Kate Richards O'Hare, activist from Kansas
Frank Hanly, former governor of Indiana (winner)
William Sulzer, former State Assemblyman from New York
Ira Landrith, minister from Tennessee (winner)
Charles Hughes (left) for president, Charles Fairbanks (right) for vice president
Woodrow Wilson for president, Thomas Marshall for vice president
Allan Benson for president, George Kirkpatrick for vice president
Frank Hanly for president, Ira Landrith for vice president
Campaining & major issues
At first, Woodrow Wilson's presidency was a very standard one. However, this would change when World War I broke out in Europe. Wilson kept a policy of neutrality, especially as more
Americans saw the horrors of the war, such as the trench fighting and later, the use of chemical gases. The Democrats used this to their advantage, using the slogan "He kept us out of war".
Hughes pushed back by saying that Wilson was not getting the United States prepared for a war situation, though not stating that the United States should, could or would join the war.
The key in this election was that most people did not want to be involved in the war, meaning that Hughe's statements may have made many Americans uneasy. Still, though, the Democrats were the
underdog party, and the Republicans were still massively popular, and had been united since the last election.
Electoral college & turn-out
The electoral college remained at 531 electoral votes; 266 needed to win. 18,536,585 people voted in this election.
First place (winner): Woodrow Wilson & Thomas Marshall