REPUBLICANS: France, Norris, California

Herbert Hoover was induced to enter the Maryland preference primary to quash, once & for all, the nuisance value of Dr. Joseph Irwin France, his only an nounced rival for the presidential nomination. For months Maryland's onetime Senator had been marching up & down the country declaring that in him alone reposed the hope of party victory in November. Not taken seriously by the Hoover forces, he had entered primary after primary, won them by default and was already claiming 153 convention votes.

Last week President Hoover carried the Maryland primary with some 26,000 votes.

That gave him the State's 16...

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